Show the Love at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church UU, Charlottesville, VA
Speaking for Truth and Love
A local county Sheriff’s Department hosted a day-long seminar “Understanding the Jihad Threat.”, originally titled “Understanding the Muslim Threat.” Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church-Unitarian Universalist immediately got in touch with our local Muslim community to ask if it would be helpful for us to organize a protest and show of support. Our religious kin at the Islamic Society of Central Virginia said yes! and further said, “A session of this sort can have devastating effects not only on Greene County but also on neighboring counties like ours.”
TJMC-UU organized an email and phone campaign demanding that the event be canceled or postponed until it could involve representatives of the local Muslim community and other interfaith leaders to ensure a fair and unbiased look at the subject of radical Islam. The Sheriff's department decided to proceed with the event.
Over 40 people showed up the day of the seminar to protest and speak the truth about the Islamic faith and to "Speak for Truth and Love"
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