Letter writer: Eastern European article shows we are ‘all one’ human family

Graphic by Lori Deaton

All One
. I see this bumper sticker around Asheville a lot and always smile inside when I see it.

Max Hunt’s article, “Hidden in Plain Sight: WNC’s Eastern European Subcultures,” [Oct. 14, Xpress] was a testament to this pan-spiritual philosophy. While collectively we may worship differently, have different looking spiritual paths or none at all, we are “all one” human family.

I enjoyed reading the piece and learning about the Russian Orthodox / Eastern European community living locally. I have witnessed stories like the ones presented by Hunt in my own faith community as a Baha’i. Many Persian families and Baha’i immigrants from other cultures come here ([to] Western North Carolina and the USA) due to religious persecution. They are drawn, much like the Eastern Europeans, to our soil so they can practice their faith freely and enjoy a better quality of life with their families.

I am grateful to live in a community and a country that embraces diversity. I am always eager to learn about the journey of others and enjoyed Hunt’s
 article. More, please.

— Becky Morgan


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One thought on “Letter writer: Eastern European article shows we are ‘all one’ human family

  1. Lulz

    LOL, yes it does. But the major difference between them and those coming in unchecked through the southern border is that they waited, were sponsored, and had to pay to come here lulz. The horse excrement that people claim about others being anti-immigration is just that LOL. What they really want is for everyone that want to come here is to play by the same rules. Why many are opposed to that is totally and majorly ignorant dudes and dudettes.

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