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."

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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Congressman John Cooksey on Racial Profiling

September 20, 2001

Source: The American Muslim Council

http://www.amconline.org/cgi-bin/release/viewnews.cgi?newsid1001025928,13364,

On September 20, 2001, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy of the Interfaith Alliance wrote an open letter to Representative Cooksey. The letter read, in part: "Already we have seen an outbreak of violent attacks on people whose only guilt was that of wearing a turban or a beard. We know all too well what explosive rhetoric does in a tense situation...

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Citizens Act Locally to Support Muslim Neighbors

September 20, 2001

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/locshields19.htm

On September 20, 2001, The San Jose Mercury News featured the article: "Volunteers set up escorts for those in fear: Bodyguards offer to walk with kids, protect mosques." The article stated, "Bay Area Muslims and residents of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent are reporting so much hostility since last week's attacks that volunteers are matching...

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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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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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