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A Partnership of Faith in NYC

by: Imam Shamsi Ali

With one united voice, we, the undersigned, as members of A Partnership of Faith in New York City, deplore the horrific murderous acts that took place today at Congregation Tree of Life, a synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.

As colleagues and leaders of faith communities in this city, we have learned from each of our traditions the importance of solidarity. Each of our traditions espouses some version of love for neighbor. Struggling together with the challenges of our city’s diversity, we have come to the conclusion that an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. We are committed to standing together and convinced that solidarity with others is an important public expression commended to us in each of our faith traditions.

We will gather together with our colleagues and congregants at Sutton Place Synagogue on Monday evening at 5:45pm to pray together as a public sign of our commitment to one another, as a pubic rejection of all who would divide us and as a clear expression commit ourselves to work together for justice, peace and unity for all. We invite all our neighbors in this city to join us.

Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Bauman, Co-Chair
Christ Church United Methodist

Rabbi Joshua Davidson, Co-Chair
Congregation Emanu-El

Imam Al Hajj Talib W. ‘Abdur-Rashid
Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood

Rabbi Rachel Ain
Sutton Place Synagogue

Imam Shamsi Ali
Jamaica Muslim Center

Rev. Amandus Derr
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Rev. Dr. Galen Guengerich
All Souls Unitarian Church

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein
92nd Street Y, Emeritus Central Synagogue

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Sheik Dr. Ibrahim Abduhl-Malik
North Hudson Islamic Educational Center

Imam Dr. Muhammad Hatim
Admiral Family Islamic Community

Rev. Matthew Heyd
Church of the Heavenly Rest

Rev. Dr. Michael Bos
Marble Collegiate Church

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
Central Synagogue

Fr. Brian McWeeney, DMin
Director, Community Relations and Interreligious Affairs Office, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of NY

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* President of Nusantara Foundations, NY

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