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

 Posted by at 6:59 pm
Jul 162012

On Saturday, July 14, the OCPC set up a table at the Orange County
Fair in the “Free Expression” zone just outside the main gate. Our
display included our new banner, a 3’x5′ painting showing the damage
drones can do, a poster of Uncle Sam riding a drone, a model of the
Grim Reaper flying an armed drone firing one of its missiles, and a
number of handouts including information on drones.

At our meeting, we decided to expand our presence at the Fair to
include this coming Wednesday, July 18 and the remaining four
Saturdays, July 21, 28, August 4 and 11.

To do this we need volunteers to staff the table, at least two at a
time, from just before opening time (for setup) until 11-12pm (near or
at closing time, including take-down). Staffing shifts are two hours,
but you can volunteer for more.

Come on down and help us make our presence occur. To volunteer for
staffing the table, please contact Pat Alviso mfsooc@earthlink for
Wednesday, July 20 ONLY, or Kurt Aanensen kurtea@yahoo for Saturdays.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 Posted by at 4:31 am
May 292012

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: news stories on our Teen memorial
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 23:46:06 -0700
From: mfso-oc
To: ‘mfso-oc’

First off we would like to thank all the folks who came out and helped out Sunday and supported the teen memorial. If it wasn’t for Richard Madeira and Jack Finley the idea of a teen memorial would not have happened. They deserve a lot of credit for their vigilance in making this memorial a reality and in time for Memorial Day. It was a lot of work, but we think it was worth it. Every group pitched in and it paid off! Our message was heard.

Great coverage from the local Press Telegram on the front page.

Fox 11 news also had coverage on the link below. They were there all day and into the evening and we were surprised at how it all came out.

photos by Motz Kuspov at

Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick

Military Families Speak Out

Orange County & South Bay Chapter


Support Our Troops

Bring Them Home Now!

Take Care of Them After They Get Home

 Posted by at 4:34 pm