In really dark times, my last resort is always to turn to the words of this brave person. He has been speaking out against violence and representing compassion, understanding and reason since the war in Vietnam, his birthplace.

May the sound of the bell penetrate deep into the cosmos
Even in the darkest spots
Living beings are able to hear it clearly
So that all suffering in them cease
Understanding comes to their heart
And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

Thich Nhat Hanh