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Ann Arbor Religious Groups Respond To Anti-Islam Message

Apr 4, 2016

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
Credit The Interfaith Council For Peace and Justice

The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice and the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County have responded to an anti-Islam message written at the University of Michigan's Diag.


Both groups were not pleased when someone wrote "Stop Islam."  So, they are encouraging residents to put up lawn signs and banners that read "One Human Family:  We Support Refugees and Our Muslim Neighbors."

A campaign Reverend Greg Briggs says they launched a few months ago with hopes to show support in a positive way for the Muslim community.  

"So often, silence can imply complicit consent."

Several area churches are already displaying large banners with the message.

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