To: Sonoma County Residents

Join In Interfaith Friendship and Support for Sonoma County's Muslim Community

Add Your Name and Your Voice to Our Interfaith Declaration

Friendship Not Fear: Standing With Our Muslim Neighbors

Why is this important?

An alarming wave of Islamophobia is sweeping our nation. It has taken the form of hate crimes, profiling and verbal attacks. Increasingly inflammatory political rhetoric has included calls for internment camps and halting the resettlement of Muslim refugees who are fleeing war and terror.

As people of many faith backgrounds living and worshiping in Sonoma County, we, the undersigned, and so many other people, are committed to working for justice, equality, inclusion and safety for all the members of our community. We are keenly aware that the scapegoating of religious minorities has never ended well - in this country or elsewhere - and we do not want to see it in our county or under our watch.

We call on this community to oppose and reject Islamophobia in all its forms. We will not be silent or indifferent. We call on all people of good conscience to stand up for peaceful coexistence. We call on this community to extend the hand of friendship to our Muslim neighbors so they know they do not face this challenging time alone.

Sponsored by:

INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF SONOMA COUNTY
SonomaCountyInterfaith@sonic.net
(707) 206-2650

Endorsed by:

Interfaith Council of Sonoma County, First Congregational United Church of Christ – Santa Rosa, Congregation Ner Shalom – Cotati, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Redwood Forest Friends Meeting, Congregation Shomrei Torah – Santa Rosa, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Santa Rosa, Islamic Center of North Marin, First Congregational Church of Sonoma - UCC, North Bay Organizing Project, Institution of None And All, Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County, Congregation Shir Shalom – Sonoma, and Presbyterian Church of the Roses – Santa Rosa

Sonoma County, CA, United States

Reasons for signing

  • I fear for the country by all the negative comments about our Islamic neighbors and friends!!!!
  • Because we are ONE in the sight of God. All of creation is worthy of love, equal rights and respect.
  • Deep within us, we all have access to what we have in common - whether we call it Spirit, Truth, God, Goddess, the Sacred, Love and Compassion, or whatever. It is there that we can meet in peace and understanding; it is there that we can find the wisdom, strength, and kindness to work together for the good of all people and of our world.

Updates

2017-03-15 23:27:07 -0400

500 signatures reached

2016-02-18 10:59:44 -0500

100 signatures reached

2016-02-07 15:22:22 -0500

50 signatures reached

2016-02-06 04:23:11 -0500

Santa Rosa Muslim Congregation Warmly Receives ICSC Friendship Delegation

Congregants at the Islamic Society of Santa Rosa greeted an ICSC friendship delegation today, with warm applause and cordial expressions of friendship and gratitude.

Pastor David Parks-Ramage led our group of Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic and Quaker women and men. He explained that our interfaith council is gathering signatures for our statement of solidarity with Sonoma County’s Muslim Community, and read our letter in full.

Our Muslim hosts responded with warm handshakes and thanks.

Thank you to all the ICSC volunteers who helped us plan and arrange this visit, and who helped compose our Interfaith Letter of Support and Friendship!

2016-02-03 13:34:51 -0500

25 signatures reached

2016-02-02 01:53:32 -0500

10 signatures reached