Allied Against Hate
One year ago, President Biden hosted the United We Stand Summit at the White House to counter the corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety.
The gathering began with a moment of silence led by leaders of several faith communities that had suffered violent attacks. One of these leaders, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, said:
“On January 15 , three of my congregants and I were held hostage during services at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, in an act of blatant antisemitism. During the ordeal, the Colleyville community came together—from the Catholic Church that opened its doors to our families, to our Muslim friends who brought them food and hugs. After we escaped, we were overwhelmed with love and support. We all need that love and support when tragedy strikes. We all need safety and acceptance. We all need compassion and kindness. We all need wholeness and peace.“
Learn how you can support by downloading the Allied Against Hate Toolkit for Faith Communities today.
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