Brooklyn borough president calls for tolerance in accepting Syrian refugees

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling for tolerance when it comes to accepting refugees from Syria.

Adams returned Sunday from visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey.

Monday night at a tree lighting ceremony, he called on others to embrace those in need, particularly the victims of war.

"Courage is found in every generation, but every so often courage skips a generation. Courage will not skip our generation, we will stand up for the refugees of Syria," Adams said.

Adams, with dozens of local clergy members, issued a joint interfaith call for shared responsibility to help the refugees.