Interfaith

In the U.S.: Muslims, Sikhs, Arabs, South Asians Face Threats, Violence (September 17 - October)

September 19, 2001

Source: The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)

http://www.mcall.com/html/news/top/a_pg009a9_5hindu.htm

On September 19, 2001, The Morning Call reported that "Members of several groups representing area Indian-Americans met with U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey Tuesday to discuss reported incidents of verbal abuse and harassment against their people since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States." The diverse group noted, "Indian-Americans of every religion...are proud U.S...

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Interfaith Seminary Program

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Phone: 831-459-9484

Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (September)

September 19, 2001

Source: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On September 19, 2001, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Christian, Muslim and Jewish clergy will lead a prayer service tomorrow at noon in Market Square to mourn those killed in the terrorist acts of Sept. 11 and to pray for survivors, rescuers and world peace." The article noted that, "The clergy of Pittsburgh want to give the entire community an opportunity to gather, mourn and move toward healing and reconciliation."

In the Schools: Harassment and Unity

September 19, 2001

Source: South Whidbey High School

On September 19, 2001, students at South Whidbey High School in Langley, Washington pledged "to end the practice of discrimination and hatred in their own hallways and community, and standing up against it when they see others committing it." They issued the statement "Resolution for a United Nation" and challenged high school students across the country to join them. "Students who sign the resolution will wear a gray ribbon that signifies the ashes and the dust that settled over Manhattan. It also symbolizes the determination of...

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Murder of Egyptian Grocery Store Owner Being Investigated as Hate Crime

September 19, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-091901karas.story

On September 19, 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported on the murder of Adel Karas in San Gabriel, California. The shooting death is being investigated by the FBI as a hate crime. The article noted, "If Karas were targeted for his perceived religion or ethnicity, a cruel absurdity lies in the ignorance of the act: He was a Coptic Christian who had fled Egypt more...

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In the Schools: Harassment and Unity

September 19, 2001

Source: Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/PressReleases/09-2001/09192001c.html

On September 19, 2001, the Department of Education issued the statement "School Officials Urged to Prevent Harassment of Muslim and Arab-American Students." U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige said, "We are all committed to making sure our children across America can attend school in a safe and secure environment free from harassment and threats...Today, I call upon school officials to...

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Acts of Support and Solidarity Following the Backlash

September 18, 2001

Source: Al-Hewar Web Site

http://www.alhewar.com/september_11_condolences.htm

The Al-Hewar Center is maintaining a comprehensive web site which includes statements regarding the terror attacks and the backlash that followed. As noted on the site: "America will rebuild her buildings, but the real challenge is to keep her spirit of tolerance alive." The Al-Hewar Center describes itself as "an independent forum for...

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Interfaith Dialogue, Education and Action

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 18 September 2001.

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Multifaith, Interfaith Responses to Terrorist Attacks (September)

September 18, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/09/18/MN229930.DTL

On September 18, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle published the article "Bay Area Grieves; Thousands gather in remembrance." The article reported, "Speakers called for tolerance at home, and a measured response abroad. 'Our enemies have failed to divide us,' said Gov. Gray Davis, looking out on a sea of...

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In the Aftermath: Reaching Out, Offering Assistance and Correcting Misconceptions

September 18, 2001

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On September 18, 2001, The St. Petersburg Times reported on the local Muslim community's proactive approach after the terror attacks. "Local Muslim leaders were quick to react against a backlash by expressing public support of the victims and condemnation of the terrorism. They took out full-page newspaper ads, 'A Message from Your Muslim Neighbors,' wrote editorials and showed up in full force to give blood. Sunday night, Muslim leaders invited local Christian churches to a prayer session at the Islamic school in Temple Terrace...

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