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For Ukraine

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Polylogos stands in solidarity with all those suffering from the conflict in Ukraine 🇺🇦 Our hearts go out to the volunteers in the front lines, the families that are torn apart, young and old, rich and poor, everyone fleeing and everyone left behind.

🤲🏼 We are encouraged to see all the initiatives taken by individuals, organizations, businesses and institutions in local communities everywhere. From the grandmothers baking cozonacs, to the bus drivers offering safe transportation, to the shops donating hygienic products, we’re all doing whatever we can to help, small or big.

Let’s not allow this disaster to become yet another opportunity to spread hatred and division. We strongly oppose and condemn Russia’s inexcusable aggression in Ukraine, but we do not hate the Russian people, many of whom are risking their own lives in protest of the war. Our hearts are with everyone everywhere who are genuinely crying out for peace ☮️

🔊 We expect misinformation and fake news to escalate the tensions surrounding this conflict. More than ever it is vital that we check our sources and do our homework before sharing any videos, photos or articles.

🌏 The war against Ukraine is not just an attack on Ukraine. It’s an attack on democracy, human rights, the sovereignty of nation states and the stability of the world. What happens in Ukraine will not stay in Ukraine. The way we respond to this crisis will reverberate through generations.

This is not about territory. This is about ideology. Let’s not forget.

💬 In the famous words of Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany who spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps:

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

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