Interfaith

Scarves Show Solidarity

October 18, 2001

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/nw/terror2001/scarf18_20011018.htm

On October 18, 2001, The Detroit Free Press reported "dozens of non-Muslim women at Wayne State have chosen to wear hijab...in defense of Muslims harassed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The university is the latest to join a growing worldwide campaign urging non-Muslim women to show support by wearing hijab. 'Scarves for Solidarity' events have been held in...

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Buffalo Religious Leaders Organize Interfaith Rally Against Racism

October 15, 2001

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20011015/1021485.asp

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...

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Christian Arab-Americans Also Face Harassment

October 15, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On October 15, 2001, The New York Times featured the story "Christian Arabs, too, are harassed." The article cited examples of vandalism and harassment of Arab-American Christians, as well as efforts to reach out to the larger community.

Muslim Scholar and Civil Rights Leader Notes Changes in America

October 13, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On October 13, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Agha Saeed has received a tremendous number of invitations to speak on Islam since the terrorist attacks of September 11. "As a professor at the University of California at Berkeley...he teaches a full load of courses...; as the head of the American Muslim Alliance, Saeed runs a civil rights organization that has 7,000 members and 95 chapters...Born and raised in Pakistan, Saeed says he has seen two examples of U.S. character in the month since the Sept. 11...

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Milwaukee's Islamic Center Hosts Interfaith Forum

October 13, 2001

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/religion

On October 13, 2001, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "about 180 people of many faiths and ethnic backgrounds gathere ...at Milwaukee's Islamic Center for the first of four forums the Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations is holding in response to the Sept.11 terrorist attacks...Panelists from Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist and Christian traditions each spoke for 15 minutes on their faith's teachings about...

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Muslims of US Navy Aid Search to Understand Islam

October 12, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 12, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported that after the terroist attacks of September 11 on board the USS Enterprise "crewmates stared, silence replaced greetings and life for some of the 50 or so Muslims aboard this U.S. aircraft carrier changed. Soon enough, the giant ship's Muslim chaplain said, there was curiosity, questions and a search for understanding. 'More questions have come up, and people want to understand how, why and what is Islam about as a religion,' said Lt. Muhiyyaldin, the chaplain. 'I applaud them...

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Boston's Religious Leaders Condemn Backlash

October 12, 2001

Source: The Boston Herald

On October 12, 2001, The Boston Herald reported that "more than 30 religious leaders gathered in Boston yesterday to renew their calls for calm amid a backlash against Muslims and Arab-Americans."

Islamic Studies Professor Speaks at Interfaith Forum

October 12, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On October 12, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi', a professor of Islamic Studies and co-director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Connecticut seminary, tried to explain the diversity within Muslim religion, culture and history...The forum, titled "Violence and the Sacred: An Interfaith Response to Recent Terrorism," attracted nearly 600 people."

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