April 19 - Obama offers Easter greetings and urges Americans to remember ''the common thread of humanity that connects'' them regardless of faith. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama offered Easter greetings and called on Americans to look beyond their different faiths to foster a sense of community.
"The common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs - is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves," President Obama said.
"For me, Easter is a story of hope - a belief in a better day to come, just around the bend," he added.
He also discusssed the Passover Seder he hosted at the White House earlier in the week.