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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington

Ramadan Kareem

Tonight, Muslims throughout our community will welcome the beginning of Ramadan.

During the month-long observance, every household will fast and pray from sunrise to sunset, when they will then share a meal to break their fast.

Despite these challenging times as we remain distant to stop the spread of COVID-19, it is our faith and family that will help us overcome adversity. 

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“Today, Christians worldwide will commemorate this day by celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise of His Second Coming.

“Have a blessed Easter Sunday.

“May it be a time of faith, hope, and new life.”

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“The journey from Jerusalem to Golgotha was agonizing and treacherous, yet for many Christians it was an act of love that would pave the way for mankind to be forgiven and not condemned.

“For God so loved the world, that he sent His only begotten Son as our Redeemer from a life of transgressions and sins. 

“Throughout Holy Week, we commemorated His final days on Earth, but today we honor His sacrifice on Calvary.

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Statement on Passover

As we face challenging times, the story of unshakable faith and freedom from bondage continues to inspire generations that G-d will always deliver us out of despair.

May the celebration of Passover uplift your spirits while strengthening the bonds of family and community amid the global pandemic. 

Chag Kosher V’Sameach

Statement on Holy Week

Today marks the beginning of religious observances throughout the month of April across all faiths – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. As customary, faith leaders would host services in observance of Palm Sunday, Passover, Good FridayEaster, and Ramadan. Unfortunately, this year will be anything but usual as all public gatherings and religious services are banned in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Happy International Women’s Day! 

On this day, we celebrate and honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our families, communities, governments, and businesses. 

Gender has been a centuries-old hindrance in American society and across the globe. 

Women and girls have been denied an education, nontraditional employment, equal pay, merit-based promotions, reproductive freedom, the right to vote, and decide whether or whom to marry.

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BROOKLYN, NY – On this very solemn day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we reflect on the moment when darkness and despair turned into hope as millions were liberated from the Auschwitz death camp 75 years ago. 

Hate can only prevail in the absence of humanity, which is why we must remain forever united against all forms of anti-Semitism.  

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Nearly sixty years ago, civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shared his dreams of equality, freedom, economic and civil rights in our nation’s capital. Sadly, those dreams remain largely unfulfilled as we continue to grapple with discrimination and prejudice.

Communities of color are struggling to break the cycle of poverty and preserve their right to vote.

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The very essence of community and the heartbeat of District 45 is Unity or Umoja. Together, we possess the talent, creativity, and faith to fulfill our purpose.

As residents, small business owners, and not-for-profit organizations let us continue to work collectively as neighbors to create new opportunities for upward social mobility.

May the light of the Kinara forever guide our path towards a better tomorrow for future generations.

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Louis Statement on Christmas

One of the greatest events ever recorded in history was the birth of Jesus Christ. His unconditional love for mankind was unparalleled. Today, the holiday spirit continues to live on through our acts of kindness and compassion.

May we forever cherish the greatest gift of all time, our many blessings, and the traditions shared with loved ones.

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas.

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