To: Our Muslim and Jewish Siblings

When hate targets our neighbors, we stand together in solidarity

Commit to taking action in solidarity with your local Muslim and Jewish communities. Sharing a message of support that you #LoveMyNeighbor would be especially helpful given the unfair targeting and threats that Muslim and Jewish Americans are experiencing today.

Why is this important?

Our current political leadership has openly targeted, marginalized and discriminated against minority communities. It has been just weeks since the Trump Administration entered office, and a number of faith communities have already been shaken by their actions and orders. Our Muslim and Jewish neighbors have experienced ongoing threats of violence on our streets and in their places of worship. This is not acceptable.

Yet sometimes we become so focused on the resistance efforts that we forget to express our affirmation and solidarity with those who are being marginalized.

As people around the world seek to engage effectively, let us remember that in the context of incredible dehumanization, recognizing the humanity of one another is a powerful act of resistance. Affirming the dignity of the marginalized helps empower those who are being targeted, honors the diversity of our nation, and strengthens our own local communities.

We recognize that our sisters and brothers in faith are enduring oppression, and we stand with them in solidarity. By signing this letter, I commit to serving as an ally for those who are being oppressed, to reach out to my Jewish and Muslim neighbors, and to #LoveMyNeighbor.


Reasons for signing

  • I signed because I have faith and believe in my Guru s teaching. And by those teachings Waheguru says to love and embrace. Hatred is not in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. And it is every person s basic right to stick to their faith. Jewish or Muslim they are my brothers and sisters and I stand with them.
  • Because it's the right thing to do. Even if we're grouped by ethnicity, religion or politics -- we're all humans.
  • Our parents and grandparents went to war to stop a similar slide of hatred and destruction. The concept of this petition should be expanded to resist all forms of bigotry. Unfortunately our current administration appears oblivious to the damage caused by their ignorance and refusal to condemn actions across our country.

Updates

2017-03-06 14:36:31 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2017-03-06 13:22:38 -0500

500 signatures reached

2017-03-06 12:12:24 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-03-06 11:22:51 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-03-06 11:10:38 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-03-06 11:04:57 -0500

10 signatures reached