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July 4, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Marian Wright Edleman: Leave No Children Behind

I am deeply honoured to participate in this State of the World Forum and thank those who brought us together.

We are living in a time of unbearable dissonance between promise and performance; between good politics and good policy; between professed and practiced family values; between racial creed and racial deed; between calls for community and rampant individualism and greed; and between our capacity to prevent and alleviate human deprivation and disease and our political and spiritual will to do so.

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