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Dialogue and response to Islamophobia in America– At Home

In Faith, Social Justice on March 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Tonight at Spiritual Life Council at Elmhurst, we will be pursuing a discussion of the hateful protests in Orange County and combatantence of Islamophbia in America.

We will be watching the following video and reading different perspectives on the subject (including biographies of the speakers at the conference and the protest).

My friend Chris Stedman put it well as he said “If you still believe that interfaith work isn’t imperative to the health of our society, or that anti-Muslim bias is not an epidemic, please watch this video of a protest of a Muslim relief organization’s benefit dinner for a battered women’s shelter … Hearing them chant “U.S.A.” alongside “terrorist,” “go home,” and “Muhammad was a pervert” made me more ashamed to be an American than I have ever felt before.”

 

Please join us at 5pm in the Blume Board room for this discussion and planning of response.

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