Acts of Support and Solidarity Following the Backlash

September 20, 2001

Source: Episcopal News Service

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 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 out to a neighboring mosque in your community and to Muslim, Arabs, and Sikhs who may feel especially vulnerable at this time...Jesus said, 'Love your neighbor as yourself,' but to love our neighbor we must know our neighbor.'"