In lieu of recent hate crimes, the Interfaith Council is holding a discussion on 3rd April Tuesday night, from 6 to 7 pm in the Marsh Room (in the basement of Marsh Chapel):
“What is the role of ethnicity in religion, and how should it be treated?”
All are welcome, and refreshments (tea and cookies) will be served.
On March 21, 2012, Shaima Alawadi–a mother of five, an American citizen, an Iraqi Muslim who wore the hijab–was brutally beaten to death, with a note beside her body left that read, “Go back to your country, you terrorist.”
This tragedy reminds us that, often, religion is tried up with ethnicity and the accompanying issues of assimilation, xenophobia, and violence.