Interfaith

U.S. Jains Offer Prayers, Funds for Terror Attack Victims

September 24, 2001

Source: No source given.

On September 24, 2001, the Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington's web site highlighted fundraising efforts for victims of the September 11 attacks. "We encourage you all to donate generously. Our country needs the support of every individual. Many of us have given donations for the Gujarat Earthquake Relief but now this tragedy has happened in our country, and its time for us to help our fellow citizens... We have placed a Bandhar in the Temple for receiving donations to help the victim's families of WTC and Pentagon attack...JAINA has...

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A Prayer for America

September 24, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/267/nation/Grieving_N_Y_finds_healing_in_faith+.shtml

On September 24, 2001, The Boston Globe reported, "Grieving N.Y. finds healing in faith." "Muslim leaders in particular roused the audience when they repudiated the suspected Muslim terrorists and urged the assembled to stand together strong. 'We are one America, made of all the beautiful faces, persons, and colors, and...

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Cardinal Asks Parishioners to Reach Out to Muslim Neighbors

September 24, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/267/metro/Cardinal_repeats_call_to_be_tolerant+.shtml

On September 24, 2001, The Boston Globe reported, "Cardinal repeats call to be tolerant: Group hopes dialogue will bridge divide." The article reported on the formation of an interfaith group to work against discrimination. "Asking parishioners to reach out to neighbors and co-workers of Middle Eastern descent who may be...

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American Sikhs Reach Out, Educate about their Faith

September 23, 2001

Source: The Kansas City Star

On September 23, 2001, The Kansas City Star reported on the outreach of Sikhs in the local community. "To combat the intolerance, church members held an informational rally Saturday in front of their temple in Shawnee. They handed out American flags and cans of Coca-Cola and talked about their religion, which dates to more than 500 years ago in northern India." The article quoted one member of the Sikh community as saying, "'I could shave off my beard and wear a baseball cap instead of my turban, but am I afraid of my fellow...

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The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

September 22, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-000075987sep22.story

On September 22, 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported: "Balbir Singh Sodhi was a businessman, not a terrorist. He was Indian, not Arab. He was a Sikh, not a Muslim." The local community responded to his murder with a memorial, with candles, flowers and cards. "'Don't feel alone. We are all Sikh,' said one. 'I have lived here all my life. I hope I can be as...

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