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Campaign to address anti-Muslim sentiment

On September 7, 2010 over forty religious leaders held an emergency interfaith summit to discuss an end to anti-Muslim rhetoric.  This summit sparked an important dialogue that continued to grow.  In December 2010, NRCAT joined other national denominational and faith groups to form a new campaign to combat anti-Muslim bigotry.  "Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values," is a coalition of 28 religious organizations.  Additionally, regional and local religious organizations are invited to join Shoulder-toShoulder - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  One critical factor that led to the U.S. government’s use of torture in the last decade was bigotry against Muslims after September 11, 2001.  The fact that most of the people detained after September 11 were Muslim allowed our society to view them as “other” and to accept policy changes that allowed torture.  Therefore, reducing anti-Muslim sentiment helps ensure that the dignity of each person is respected and that torture is prohibited without exception.  NRCAT is an active member of Shoulder-to-Shoulder and we invite you to join our work.

The Shoulder-to-Shoulder website has an events calendar from across the U.S. and resources for planning events in your congregation or community. Visit the Shoulder-to-Shoulder website.

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