Aug 072012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vicki Tamoush


August 7, 2012 (714) 362-7676 or

INTERFAITH WITNESSES wish to extend our sincere condolences to the Sikh community for the loss of seven precious lives in Wisconsin. We know that Sikhs across the nation have been victimized repeatedly, especially since September 11, 2001. We stand in support of the rights of Sikhs and all people to worship freely without fear of violence or harassment.


Until every person of every faith in our country can worship in complete safety and peace, we will have failed one of the most basic founding principles of this country.


It is our hope that all people of conscience will reach out to our Sikh sisters and brothers and provide any assistance they may need in the coming days. Interfaith Witnesses will be present at interfaith vigils in solidarity with Sikhs as well as all victims of hate violence.


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INTERFAITH WITNESSES is comprised of clergy and laity of various faiths who stand in silent witness wherever people are being harassed because of their faith. We are often seen outside events hosted by faith groups where we provide a visible but silent welcome and greeting to attendees who may be fearful of members of hate groups who are present. All are welcome to join us; simple Ground Rules will be provided. For further information, contact Vicki Tamoush at (714) 362-7676 or

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