Spokane Community To Gather Around Sikh Temple In Show Of Suppor - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Community To Gather Around Sikh Temple In Show Of Support

SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday, August 11, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM, participants from several Spokane organizations will hold hands while surrounding the Sikh Temple of Spokane as its members worship inside.

The action is a symbolic gesture of support, compassion, and protection of the greater Spokane community in response to the shootings that took place at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin last weekend.

The event is being organized by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, but has quickly gained momentum and enthusiastic support from others, including St. Ann's Catholic Church, Bethany Presbyterian Church, Unity Church, Westminster United Church of Christ, Holy Trinity Church, Congregation Emanu-El, Veterans for Peace, Peace Justice Action League (PJALS), Outspokane, the Center for Justice, and several other organizations and individuals wishing to show their support and solidarity to the local Sikh community.

Rev. Dr. Todd F. Eklof, Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, says his congregation is organizing the event for all who are committed to religious freedom for everyone and to a society that will not tolerate violence against any marginalized group.

"Arms ought to be for hugging people," he says, "not killing them! And that's what ‘Arms of Compassion' is all about, wrapping our Sikh neighbors up in our care and concern in light of this horrific rampage."

In an invitation to the event, PJALS director Liz Moore wrote, "In our violent country, with our history of and present ideologies and structures of racism, when people are targeted because of their race, ethnicity, or religion, folks who are not being targeted or who experience privilege have the absolute responsibility to speak out, stand up, and act."

Event: Arms of Compassion

Time & Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM

Location: Sikh Temple of Spokane, 1420 N Barker Road, Spokane Valley, WA, 99016

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Vehicle goes over embankment at High Drive & 33rd, one person dead

    Vehicle goes over embankment at High Drive & 33rd, one person dead

    Monday, October 22 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-10-23 01:19:10 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say one person has died after driving over the embankment near High Drive and 33rd.  The victim hasn't been identified.  Crews will be working in the area for the foreseeable future so avoid the area if you can.  The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say one person has died after driving over the embankment near High Drive and 33rd.  The victim hasn't been identified.  Crews will be working in the area for the foreseeable future so avoid the area if you can.  The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

    >>
  • One man dead, another arrested after shooting near Post Falls

    One man dead, another arrested after shooting near Post Falls

    Sunday, October 21 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-10-21 14:57:39 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Kootenai County Deputies arrested a man for involuntary manslaughter after they say he shot and killed another man Saturday evening near Post Falls. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting on Gallatin Way near Post Falls just before 7 pm. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found a man, identified as Tyler S. Liles, with a single gunshot wound.

    >>

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Kootenai County Deputies arrested a man for involuntary manslaughter after they say he shot and killed another man Saturday evening near Post Falls. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting on Gallatin Way near Post Falls just before 7 pm. Deputies and medical personnel arrived and found a man, identified as Tyler S. Liles, with a single gunshot wound.

    >>
  • PHOTOS: Family treasures stolen from Spokane family

    PHOTOS: Family treasures stolen from Spokane family

    Monday, October 22 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-10-22 12:33:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies continue to investigate a break-in that happened Tuesday morning at approximately 8:08 AM. The victims say precious family treasures were stolen. "I stayed home for a few days after it happened," said Mandie Snyder.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies continue to investigate a break-in that happened Tuesday morning at approximately 8:08 AM. The victims say precious family treasures were stolen. "I stayed home for a few days after it happened," said Mandie Snyder. "I wanted to stay here. I wanted to stay here and protect my house." Snyder says their Ring doorbell camera captured a man lurking around their property and then kicking their front door several times.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/