URI North America Statement

Dear URI Family, With Sunday’s shooting in Orlando, Florida, our hearts break. We mourn. We grieve. We weep. Our friends at the National Peace Academy, have so eloquently stated what we are feeling: “As an organization dedicated to peace, we wish we had the answers – yet we recognize that there isn’t a quick fix to the

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Episcopal Litany for Gun Violence


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Parliament of the World’s Religions Statement on the Homophobic Massacre of LGBTQI Community Members and Allies in Orlando

Parliament of the World’s Religions Statement on the Homophobic Massacre of LGBTQI Community Members and Allies in Orlando To the friends, families, and neighbors of the victims in Orlando: We, the global community of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, are with you. We are – without qualification – with you. We grieve with you.

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Unthinkable – An Interfaith Word of Solidarity

UNTHINKABLE – An Interfaith Word of Solidarity It is more than heartbreaking that a place established to a safe place for LGBTQ people would turn into a killing field.  The senseless murder of forty-nine people and wounding of fifty-three more by a lone shooter once more breaks the heart of our nation and brings unspeakable violence to

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Stand with the Muslim Community this Wednesday and June 23rd at an Interfaith Iftar

        The Ramadan Experience with the Pacifica Institute The Art of Living Together: Building Relationships Please join us for Iftar dinner experiences around Bay Area as we observe the holy month of Ramadan and help create a peaceful society by building new relationships. We Strongly Condemn the Heinous Attack on Innocent People in Orlando. Our thoughts and

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Other Statements and Vigils

“A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” Jeremiah 31:15 The news of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is simply devastating. We grieve the tragic loss of life and the devastation it brings to

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Statements from ICCCC members

Dear colleagues, My heart goes out to the victims and their families first and foremost. I have also seen numerous emails condemning the terrorist attacks- SABA, Islamic center of Zahra, Dar e batool, CAIR Bay Area, imamia medics international, islamic Educational center of Orange County, to name just a few. Though there seems to be

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KAICIID Board of Directors Denounce Orlando Terrorist Attack

KAICIID Board of Directors Denounce Orlando Terrorist Attack The KAICIID Board of Directors issued this statement on 12 June 2016 following the terrorist attack on innocent people in Orlando, Florida, USA. “In this deeply painful moment, we extend our prayers and condolences to the families of the victims and those injured in the Orlando attack. This deliberate and

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National Network for Arab American Communities – Take On Hate Statement

Rev. Will — The violent attack against the LGBT community at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fl. on June 12, 2016, was a terrible tragedy, fueled by hate and homophobia, that took away the lives of 49 innocent people and altered the future forever for the 53 innocent people who were injured. We must stand

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Pacifica Institute Statement on Orlando

We Strongly Condemn the Heinous Attack on Innocent People in Orlando Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Orlando terror and hate attack. We condemn all forms of religious and other forms of extremism that teach hatred and incite violence. However, we need to do more than merely condemning these horrific acts and

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Mission Statement

We as people from a diversity of religions, spiritual traditions and sectors of society, gather to manifest our unity as we promote the spirit of community, service and cooperation through the work of the Interfaith Council.


The Council is able to sustain the Chaplaincy Program and provide these minitries only because of the generous and regular support of people like you and congregations such as yours. These ministries are carried out on your behalf, and would not be possible without your support.

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