Interfaith

Acts of Support and Solidarity Following the Backlash

September 20, 2001

Source: Episcopal News Service

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ens/2001-264.html

On September 20, 2001, The Episcopal News Service detailed some of the grassroots efforts and practical help being offered by Episcopalians in the wake of the backlash. "Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold issued a request...to promote contacts with Muslim neighbors. 'As interfaith services are planned, please make every effort to include Muslim as well as Jewish (and other) voices...[and] reach...

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Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council

This data was last updated on 5 November 2020.

Address: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Email: chair@kcinterfaith.org
Website: http://www.kcinterfaith.org
Mission: Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council looks to grow a sustainable, pervasive culture of knowledge, respect, appreciation, and trust amongst people of all faiths and religious traditions in the greater Kansas City community....

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Editorials Regarding Backlash, Scapegoating: (Sept 17 - October)

September 20, 2001

Source: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

On September 20, 2001, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an editorial by Bud Kennedy regarding statements made during a town prayer service called "Community United." The editorial noted, "On the national day of prayer intended to unite us as one America against evil and international terrorism, a Baptist pastor said he's sure glad he doesn't have to pray with any Muslims...The Burleson Star newspaper quoted Pastor Milburn: 'Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, not multiple deities or Allah.'" Others who...

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Backlash on College Campuses

September 20, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On September 20, 2001, The Washington Post reported on incidents of backlash on college campuses. At George Washington University, there have been threatening emails, "basically telling these students to watch their backs... some of [the recipients] are actually Indian or South Asian, and they're not even Muslim. All [the writers] are going on is appearance or the sound of the name." The article quoted a student, originally from Afghanistan: "'All of the sudden, when you walk through school, life has changed,' she said. '...

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The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

September 20, 2001

Source: www.az.gov

http://www.az.gov/webapp/portal/displaycontent.jsp?id=869

On September 20, 2001, Governor Jane Dee Hull issued the statement "Arizona Responds," which read, in part: "With the murder of Mr. Sodhi, we saw the price of mindless violence." She noted, "This was a good man. To hurt anyone because of the way they look is wrong. No one should be targeted because of appearance or religion and the senselessness of this violence is hard to comprehend." She...

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University of St. Thomas Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning

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Address: University of St. Thomas, Jay Phillips Center, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 612-870-3670
Email: jpc@stthomas.edu
Website: http://www.stthomas.edu/jpc
Mission: The Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies at the University of St. Thomas promotes critical, normative and civic approaches to interreligious encounter.

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Islamic Scholars Condemn Terror Attacks and Speak Out about Islam

September 19, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On September 19, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported on the common roots of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity and aimed to dispel some misunderstandings about Islam. "'People tend to think of what's happening now --- the Taliban and bin Laden --- in terms that are purely religious,' said John Iskander, assistant professor in religious studies at Georgia State University. 'They de-politicize what's happening and focus entirely on Islam. They ask, Is Islam a violent religion?...The answer is yes and...

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In the Schools: Harassment and Unity

September 19, 2001

Source: South Whidbey High School

On September 19, 2001, students at South Whidbey High School in Langley, Washington pledged "to end the practice of discrimination and hatred in their own hallways and community, and standing up against it when they see others committing it." They issued the statement "Resolution for a United Nation" and challenged high school students across the country to join them. "Students who sign the resolution will wear a gray ribbon that signifies the ashes and the dust that settled over Manhattan. It also symbolizes the determination of...

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (September)

September 19, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On September 19, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Christian, Muslim and Jewish clergy will lead a prayer service tomorrow at noon in Market Square to mourn those killed in the terrorist acts of Sept. 11 and to pray for survivors, rescuers and world peace." The article noted that, "The clergy of Pittsburgh want to give the entire community an opportunity to gather, mourn and move toward healing and reconciliation."

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