Interfaith

Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (September)

September 21, 2001

Source: Newsday

On September 21, 2001, Newsday reported that "'A Prayer for America,' a service for the families and colleagues of victims of the World Trade Center disaster, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Yankee Stadium and will be beamed across the city. 'This event will give families of victims and those affected by the tragedy an opportunity to come together, worship together and gain strength from the support of their fellow New Yorkers and Americans,' Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said yesterday of the interfaith service."

After Backlash, New Public Service Advertisements

September 21, 2001

Source: Newsday

On September 21, 2001, Newsday reported "In the wake of terrorist attacks on the United States, the Ad Council is launching the campaign with hopes to curb the backlash that certain immigrant groups have faced. In the commercials, a diverse sea of faces look into the camera and say, 'I am an American.' Since the Sept. 11 attacks, hundreds of Muslims, Sikhs and other groups have reported being harassed or assaulted. In at least one murder case, the shooting death of a turbaned gas station attendant in Phoenix, police are investigating the...

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Congressman John Cooksey on Racial Profiling

September 21, 2001

Source: The Advocate

http://www.theadvocate.com/terror/cooksey/cooksey0921.htm

On September 21, 2001, The Advocate reported "Cooksey backtracks on comment, Congressman apologizes for 'poor choice of words.'" The article noted that "Cooksey said that 'radio talk shows' have created a mistaken impression 'that I said if police or the FBI see someone in a car wearing a turban, they should pull him over... I was talking about airport security...I certainly recognize...

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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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Center for Interfaith Encounter (CIE) (2001)

As of 2020, this organization is no longer operating.

Address: c/o UNIITE819 North 14th St., St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320-230-6669
Email: Mmnazareth@astound.net
Website: 

Overview: Dr. Malcolm Nazareth founded the Center for Interfaith Encounter in January 2000. He and his wife Mariani originally started the CIE group to celebrate the final year of the 20th century to counter concerns about Y2K problems and the end of the world. On CIE's first...

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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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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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Rallying for Unity and Tolerance

September 20, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On September 20, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "More than 30 leaders of ethnic, political and religious groups gathered Wednesday to condemn a string of hate crimes across the country since the terrorist attacks last week...As a reminder of the events that followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when Japanese-Americans were placed in internment camps, the noonday rally was held at the Japanese-American World War II Memorial. Among those present were six Japanese-American war veterans, who...

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