Sign-On Statement on Anti-Muslim Rallies Oct. 9th & 10th

Sign-On Statement on Anti-Muslim Rallies Oct. 9th & 10th

As proud Americans and as people of faith and/or supporters of social justice we collectively oppose this weekend’s anti-Muslim protests which are deceivingly named the Global Rally for Humanity. This toxic display of ignorance, fear and intimidation is antithetical to American values.

Several of the individuals leading this effort are calling for protesters to show up armed, in “open carry” fashion. This means that — by design — entire families could be subjected to frightening confrontations with angry, gun wielding protesters.

The Facebook page promoting these events gives very clear …

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Nashville Mayoral Candidate Survey 2015

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The American Center for Outreach put together this Mayoral Candidate Survey covering many important challenges and key policy issues that face our city. Please read the questions and then click on the images of each candidates to see their responses.

CLICK ON EACH CANDIDATE’S IMAGE TO READ THEIR ANSWERS

 

QUESTION #1: As a nation we’ve witnessed a horrifying outbreak of hate and violence targeted African American Houses of Worship. Sadly, Tennessee has not been immune to similar plots …

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Nashville’s Mayoral Candidates

Meet the seven candidates running to be Nashville’s next Mayor. Be sure to check out our candidate survey to learn more about each of these mayoral hopefuls and where they stand on important issues facing our city!

(in alphabetical order)

MEGAN BARRY

ACO Survey Responses

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CHARLES ROBERT BONE

ACO Survey Responses

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DAVID FOX

ACO Survey Responses

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An open letter to the President on immigration & TN Muslims

Dear Mr. President,

Welcome to Nashville. We are sure you have chosen our city because of the incredible progress made by our immigrant communities. However, the successes of Tennessee’s immigrants have not come without serious challenges and social strife.

We are writing to you today to draw your attention to a unique and thriving community. A community which in many ways represents what is best about America. It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse groups in the United States. This community includes a very …

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TN Muslims condemn anti-Jewish slogan in US Senate Race

TN Muslims condemn anti-Jewish slogan in US Senate Race

(NASHVILLE, TN 9/20/2014) The Tennessee Muslim community is deeply troubled by the anti-Jewish rhetoric used on campaign signs by a write-in candidate for the US Senate from Kentucky named Robert Ransdell.

SEE: USA TODAY “Anti-Semitic candidate aims for U.S. Senate seat“

All people of good conscience should be offended by this outrageous vilification of an entire religious community. Sadly, this unfortunate incident is functioning as a publicity stunt for Ransdell and is allowing his toxic message of hate and intolerance to reach more people.

As members of the larger …

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