"For most of us, the coronavirus crisis has meant staying home, remaining physically distant and watching or reading updates on the rising numbers of illnesses, hospitalizations, deaths and heroic responses while we waited for the moment for the curve to stop climbing, for leveling off and declining to begin. We don’t feel like agents in this crisis. Just the opposite. We are spectators, witnesses, victims. And the entire experience reinforces a deeply held set of beliefs in our society.
Change, especially large-scale change, is often destructive. And a review of the some of the dramatic changes of the past 20 years — 9/11, hurricanes here and in the Gulf Coast and in Puerto Rico, the financial meltdown of 2008, and the current crisis — reinforces this feeling. They have wreaked havoc. They have happened to us."
Metro IAF, is part of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation’s first and largest network of multi-faith community organizations. Our 23 member organizations have deep-roots in the political and financial power centers in the eastern United States and Europe.