Interfaith

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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The Murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi

September 22, 2001

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.arizonarepublic.com/special44/articles/0922memorial22-ON.html

On September 22, 2001, The Arizona Republic reported, "Nearly 3,000 people gathered in Phoenix today to remember Balbir Singh Sodhi, an Indian immigrant who died in a racially motivated shooting following the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. They were Sikh, Jew, Christian, Muslim and more, some with veils or turbans, others in suits and ties....

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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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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."

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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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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Center for Interfaith Encounter (CIE) (2001)

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 March 2016.

Phone: 320-230-6669
Email: Mmnazareth@astound.net
Website: http://www.uniite.org/cie.html

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 birthday anniversary in January...

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University of St. Thomas Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 March 2016.

Phone: 612-870-3670
Email: jayphillipsctr@stthomas.edu
Website: http://www.stthomas.edu/jpc
In 1969, philanthropist Jay Phillips established the Jewish Studies Chair at St. John's University near St. Cloud, MN, the first chair in Jewish Studies to be established at a Christian university. The Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas was established in 1985, also with support from Jay Phillips. The two centers... Read more about University of St. Thomas Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning

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