Last Tuesday, Rabbi Or Rose, who directs the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College, wrote in the Huffington Post about formulating a shared vision for interreligious cooperation.  Groundswell, Hebrew CollegeReligions for Peace USA, and Andover Newton Theological School have teamed up to write a Pledge for a More Perfect Union which we invite you to read in its entirety and sign

I'm writing tonight from Mesa, Arizona, where a family friend was murdered ten years ago. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi.  He was a turbaned Sikh man who owned his own gas station and was well-loved for his generosity and broad smile.  

On September 15, 2001, I received an email from my close friend and Stanford classmate Valarie Kaur, an email that would launch us both into a whirlwind over the subsequent decade .. A Sikh man in Arizona had just been shot. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi, he owned a gas station in Mesa, and someone drove up and shot him because he was wearing a turban on his head and they thought that made him a terrorist. 

Reposted from Unheard Voices of 9/11, which is organizing community hearings in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Details below.  Muslims, Sikhs, South Asians and Arab Americans were victimized twice by 9/11 - by the attacks themselves and by backlash discrimination, profiling and violence.  The Unheard Voices project is giving these stories a chance to be heard. 

Hundreds of Sikhs and Muslims,, have stood up against violent rioters in the UK to protect their communities and places of worship from looting.   

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