The past few weeks have shown, while terror and hate chooses specific targets, grief and loss doesn’t know race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious belief. SlashnBurn’s editorial page contains a new photo essay, poetry, and responses from SlashnBurn staff focusing on the attack on the LBGTQ club, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida, but the staff of SlashnBurn equally grieve for the near, three hundred victims of terror attacks these past few weeks in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Israel. In Iraq, more than one hundred and sixty people were killed, and more than two hundred injured, as they filled the streets of a popular shopping area, to celebrate the final week of the holy month of Ramadan. In the face of such staggering death tolls, and such hate, it can be easy to lose hope and feel powerless. We must continue to struggle and fight, as a people, for the right to life and dignity for every human being, wherever they live.
Click here to read the photo essay and other responses from SlashnBurn staff.