Religious Communities and Advocacy Organizations Issue Statements Regarding Backlash, Scapegoating

September 18, 2001

Source: The Washington Post

On September 18, 2001, The Washington Post published the editorial, "The stars are suddenly too few." The editorial, a joint statement from diverse religious leaders, states: "We commit to celebrate the shared beliefs that bind us -- especially the sanctity of all human life -- while we honor the differences that have called us on separate paths to the same good destination where we are to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God. God has not forsaken us, and God has not set us one against another. As we have been called to walk humbly in God's company, so we call on all who claim faith and profess love of God to walk humbly -- respectfully -- reverently with one another through the darkness of these days and into the light of the future defined by kindness and justice that we have been promised."