Buffalo Religious Leaders Organize Interfaith Rally Against Racism

October 15, 2001

Source: The Buffalo News


On October 15, 2001, The Buffalo News reported that "the interfaith 'Banners Against Racism' rally Sunday afternoon united about 30 local faith leaders and hundreds of others in an unprecedented community-wide effort to confront racism in the Buffalo Niagara region...Before singing a powerful song of peace, Cantor David Goldstein of Temple Beth Zion noted that 'racism - in its purest sense - is horrendous. It should be eradicated.' And Dr. Khalid Qazi, president of the American Muslim Council, used the Koran to support the idea that racism is sinful."