ACTS Statement in Support of Muslims
We believe each of us has been called to love one another. Many of us hear this call from the one God who loves us more than we will ever know.
The Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS), consistent with this belief, fully supports our Muslim friends and colleagues in Central New York and elsewhere. Any activity from any person or people that tries to counteract love, including violent acts from people who call themselves Muslims, in no way represents the vast majority of Muslims that we know and respect. Similarly, we condemn any act of retaliation and any attempt to restrict or deny the God-given freedom of worship, as expressed in the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights.
Actions based on love are the only effective answer to the questions and issues that challenge us.
ACTS Leadership Council
June 6, 2017
ALLIANCE OF COMMUNITIES
Information on Event in Support of Muslims:
When: Saturday, June 10, at 10:00 am
Where: Islamic Society of CNY Mosque
Address: 925 Comstock Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210
An Islamophobic rally against our Muslim brothers and sisters has been scheduled by several groups for this Saturday, June 10. In response, ACTS asks for everyone to gather peacefully at the Mosque of the Islamic Society of CNY in a gesture of love, support, and solidarity for our fellow Syracusans.
At the mosque, community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about Islam first-hand from Muslim leaders. Additionally, from 12:30 to 12:45 pm there will be an outdoor press conference at the same location, followed by a performance by the Syracuse Community Choir.
The congregation of Grace Episcopal Church will take a short walk from the church to the mosque at 9:30 am, and invites everyone to join them. Or, you can simply arrive at the Mosque at 10:00 am this Saturday, June 10th.
For further information, contact Craig French at 315-657-5869