Following the recent horrific attacks on Paris and Saint-Denis, Apprentis d’Auteuil shares in the grief of the bereaved families and the victims, and appeals for compassion and generosity of spirit.
The terrorist attacks of 13th November have deeply affected the country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and those who were injured and left distraught by the violence of this event. It is a tragedy for the many families who have lost loved ones or whose family members were hurt. It is also a tragedy for the entire Nation. In these trying times, those of us who work daily with young people wish to reaffirm the importance of education, and the values of openness, sharing and solidarity. We are convinced that only by educating people to think critically, increasing mindfulness and access to culture, will we be able to build a peaceful world based on respect for each other, whatever our origins or history.
"We must face this challenge with courage and determination. Alongside the young people and families we support, we must pursue our missions, respond to calls for national unity and continue to work effectively for togetherness", says Apprentis d’Auteuil CEO Nicolas Truelle.
Charitable Organisation Apprentis d’Auteuil adds its voice to that of the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Vingt-Trois :
"Faced with man’s inhumanity to man, may we receive the grace of a steadfast heart, free of hatred. May the moderation, temperance and self-control shown by all so far, be confirmed in the weeks and months ahead: let no one indulge in panic or hatred. Let us ask for the grace to become peacemakers. When building justice, we must never give up on peace."