SHoWLE Condemns Invasion of Ukraine by Russia

Toledo, February 24, 2022 —

The Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie are heart bro­ken that Russia has unjust­ly invad­ed the Ukraine. We con­demn Russia’s actions.

Unjust war is the fail­ure of peo­ple to find com­mon ground and con­sen­sus to live peace­ably. All peo­ple should stand against the use of war­fare to boost ego or set­tle old scores.

SHoWLE believes that the solu­tion to this naked use of war­fare will only be solved by peo­ple and not through thoughts and prayers. There needs to be large scale sanc­tions like exclud­ing Russia from all inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions they belong to such as sport fed­er­a­tions.

A coun­try want­i­ng to be a good inter­na­tion­al neigh­bor does­n’t start a war for no ratio­nal rea­son.

It is dis­ap­point­ing that the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty did­n’t act soon­er to address Russia’s human rights vio­la­tions.

SHoWLE will sup­port groups whose mis­sion is to aid inno­cent peo­ple caught in the cross­fire.

Our thoughts go out to the peo­ple of the Ukraine and we hope this human rights vio­la­tion by Russia ends quick­ly and any loss of life is low.

About Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie

The mis­sion of the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie is to pro­vide a sup­port­ive local com­mu­ni­ty for human­ists and oth­er non­the­ists, while pro­mot­ing an eth­i­cal, rea­son­able, and sec­u­lar approach to life through edu­ca­tion, com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice, out­reach, activism, and social events.

We envi­sion a Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan where sec­u­lar peo­ple are respect­ed and inte­grat­ed in broad­er soci­ety, live val­ues of rea­son and com­pas­sion, and enjoy a friend­ly human­ist com­mu­ni­ty.

Media Contacts

Douglas Berger — President