The Church Council of Greater Seattle shares our profound grief, sorrow and outrage upon hearing of the deadly massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our hearts break at the horrific attack and murder of 49 Muslims taking part in Friday prayers. Most compassionate God, we raise our prayers and cries on behalf of the victims, all who are wounded, worshippers, loved ones and families!

As congregations, people of faith and good will, we denounce this violent, racist, reprehensible and evil act. We mourn with the Muslim community and people of New Zealand and share our love for our Muslim siblings in our state and nation. We say clearly and vociferously that hate has no place in our communities and society. We decry all attacks on religious houses of worship and the ideologies and prejudices that foment acts of violent terror. We call for confronting fear and hate-mongering when it occurs. We plead for understanding of the common humanity that binds us all together. We invite reflection and action to build relationships with our Muslim neighbors and across religious lines and to be people who commit to โ€œact justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our Godโ€ on the road ahead toward beloved community.

Friends, the current ask from our Muslim siblings with whom we are in relationship is to stand up against hate, to hold people, from politicians to news pundits, accountable for their hateful rhetoric and to actively advocate for a world free of hate.” There will be events in the coming days. In the meantime, you can download #WeStandWithMuslimNeighbors signs and display them.ย 


This list was distributed by Indivisible Eastside – WA at the Interfaith Vigil & Anti-Islamophobia Teach-in hosted on Monday, March 18 at Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS)by The Council of American Islamic Relations, Washington State, the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, and MAPS-AMEN:

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐–๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐‚๐š๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐›๐ข๐š

๐Ÿ. ๐๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ: ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐›๐ข๐š
And equate it to other forms of hate, such as xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism.

๐Ÿ. ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐›๐ข๐š ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค

๐Ÿ‘. ๐’๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ ๐๐š๐ง

๐Ÿ’. ๐“๐š๐ค๐ž ๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ง

๐Ÿ“. ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐€ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐‡๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅย (case sensitive)

๐Ÿ”. ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐€ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐€๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐จ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅย (case sensitive)

๐Ÿ•. ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌย (case sensitive)

๐Ÿ–. ๐’๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐•๐ข๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐›๐ข๐œ ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ

๐Ÿ—. ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐•๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐™๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐

๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ. ๐”๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐š ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ, along with letters to the editor/op-eds, to share personal, humanizing stories about the Muslims you know, and contact media when they use Islamophobi imagery, narratives or double standards.

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ ๐ง๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ
โ€ข Mosque visit at MAPS on April 6:ย
โ€ข Annual Interfaith Iftar at MAPS on May 15: (more info to come)
โ€ข Sammamish Community Iftar on May 19:ยย (case sensitive)

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. ๐…๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ on social media or through their newsletters to hear about more opportunities to learn, engage, and serve together!
โ€ข CAIR WA:ย
โ€ข Muslim Association of Puget Sound and MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network):ย
โ€ข Helping Hand for Relief and Development:ย
โ€ข Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA):ย
โ€ข ICNA Relief/Muslims for Humanity:ย
โ€ข Islamic Center of Bothell:ย
โ€ข Islamic Center of Eastside:ย
โ€ข Masjid Madeena:ย
โ€ข Islamic Center of Kent:ย
โ€ข Muslim American Youth Foundation:ย
โ€ข Sammamish Muslim Association:ย
โ€ข Tri Cities Islamic Center:ย
โ€ข Islamic House:ย
โ€ข Bilal Islamic Community Center:ย



Video of the event can be found here:

LIVE: Interfaith Vigil & Anti-Islamophobia Teach-In: PART 2#MuslimStrong #WashingtonWelcomesMuslims

Posted by CAIR-Washington State on Monday, March 18, 2019

LIVE: Interfaith Vigil & Anti-Islamophobia Teach-In: PART 1#MuslimStrong #WashingtonWelcomesMuslims

Posted by CAIR-Washington State on Monday, March 18, 2019

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