Fellows run MLK Day Faith Event

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The 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions

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Statement on Church Bombings in Sri Lanka

We are grieving for the Sri Lankan people after a wave of bombings at Catholic churches and hotels this Sunday. As Christians celebrated Easter Sunday, a series of explosions caused the deaths of over 200 and the injuries of over 400. While the motives of the attackers are still unknown, we strongly condemn this as an act of terrorism meant to incite fear among the Sri Lankan people. As investigations continue to unfold, we hope and pray for the safety and well-being of those in Sri Lanka. We reiterate our commitment to working toward a world in which people can practice their religious and secular traditions free from misrepresentation, discrimination, and violence.

The Weekly Fellows’ Posts

#IStandWithIlhan – Katherine O’Brien

Since taking office less than four months ago, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has been the focal point of several news cycles dedicated to portraying her as anti-American, antisemitic, and a terrorist. The latest attacks on Rep. Omar come via a New York Post cover and Donald Trump tweet that accuse her of “forgetting” that the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center was carried out by al-Qaeda. Ironically, the vicious response to another out-of-context remark by Rep. Omar validates her original statement, in which she explained that all Muslims continue to live with reactionary post-9/11 Islamophobia. The constant attacks on Rep. Omar, including our president’s comfortability in posting a video of her edited alongside the burning Twin Towers, knowing he will face no real consequences for doing so, prove her point: as a Muslim, Rep. Omar faces the constant “discomfort of being a second-class citizen.”

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How the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry is bringing inclusive interfaith dialogue to Madison – Sam Ropa

Last Sunday afternoon, Ulrich Rosenhagen stood in front of a motley arrangement of students, community members, and spiritual leaders insisting that, while the path toward interfaith understanding can be fraught with pitfalls — that we will not always say the right thing, in the right way — those in attendance were on the right track.

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