[Bring your friends together for a celebratory picnic or luncheon of our inter-dependence, transforming July 4th into a celebration that affirms what is best in America and affirms our interdependence with all of humanity and with our precious planet Earth. Take turns reading the paragraphs below as a way to focus discussion on what we need to celebrate this year on July 4th. If you happen to be in the Bay Area, you are welcome to come to Beyt Tikkun’s pre-July 4th celebration on July 2nd—email firstname.lastname@example.org for details].
A July 4th “ Seder”
Faced with July 4th celebrations that are focused on militarism, ultra-nationalism, and “bombs bursting in air,” many American families who do not share those values turn July 4th into another summer holiday focused on picnics, sports and fireworks while doing their best to avoid the dominant rhetoric and bombast.
We in the Network of Spiritual Progressives believe that this is