Today, when we observe the lowest level of trust and the highest level of cynicism, the call for leaders who are healers and unifiers must be heard. Wherever we are, whatever our work, whatever our platform or forum, we must find the language that heals, the inclusion that unifies. It is a critical time for leaders at every level to make the difference, and demonstrate that respect for all people is a paramount value. "For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" should be a powerful reminder for all of us.

Sometimes when we hear that call, we can look back in our own family history and recognize a connection, a force that moved us toward the defining moments in our ...

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