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Time Stopped
June 11, 2016, 00:05
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Tonight I am in no mood to post a blog, here’s why…

One of the speakers at Muhammad Ali’s memorial service today remarked that when Ali died that time stopped and the whole world paused and sighed.

Tonight I watched the service, frequently in tears as as people from all walks of life paid tribute to Ali. There were particularly moving tributes from several Jewish speakers praising Ali and his stand for human rights.

I was deeply moved by the story of Ali watching boxing at the Olympics and while people were celebrating the American boxer’s victory, insisting on visiting the loser to give him encouragement and consolation.

Story after story recalled Ali’s humanity, his commitment to human rights and to peace. The service brought together people of all communities, colours, religions and ages with a shared belief in the goodness of humanity.

And so today I am not posting a blog as I am instead taking the time to reflect upon the legacy of Mohammed Ali.


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