By Mike Bederka | September 27, 2019 | Nexus.edu
Symbols of trust, hope, respect, rebirth, enlightenment, peace and harmony radiate from Rashidah Salam’s new mural at South Philly’s St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Aquinas Center.
The powerful piece centers on a group of people of various ages, races, religions and physical abilities sitting around a table and sharing a meal. A warm and colorful floral pattern surrounds the scene.
“The mural reinforces the idea that regardless of religion, belief or tradition, every human deserves respect,” says Salam at the Sept. 24 dedication ceremony of “Dare to Understand.” “Our message for the mural is the continuing appreciation of diversity.”