June 12, 2016 – We condemn the horrifying mass shooting in Florida this morning that left more than 50 dead and injured many more. This act of terror is an attack on our common humanity and values. It is more important than ever to stand in solidarity against violence, hate, and terror, as well as any attempt to justify this horrible act. Our hearts go out to the victims’ families and all those who were affected.
LDC was founded as a 501(c) non-profit and non-political organization by a group of dedicated volunteers of business people, academicians and professionals in Lehigh Valley in 2004.
LDC strives for social justice, interfaith cooperation, advocacy through positive change and connections, relationship-building and partnership for the common good, and respecting both religious and non religious identities through its wide range of activities like Social Responsibility Projects, Panels, Conferences, Talks, Civic Engagement Projects, Annual Dialogue and Award Ceremonies, Ramadan Iftar Dinners and Intercultural Trips Programs, etc.
We believe that better integration with local communities will contribute to the peace, prosperity and harmony in our area. We also believe getting to know each other will build bridges among our communities. Respect to plurality and dialogue is key to world peace.