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>>

  • Head-on crash kills 1, injures 8, when driver attempts to pass slow-moving vehicle on Hwy 95

    Head-on crash kills 1, injures 8, when driver attempts to pass slow-moving vehicle on Hwy 95

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-23 21:01:52 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - A fatal and serious injury head-on crash has killed one man and injured eight others, including five children, who all had to be transported to Kootenai Health. The crash occurred on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, on Highway 95 at milepost 466.5, two miles south of Sagle, Idaho.

    >>

    SAGLE, Idaho - A fatal and serious injury head-on crash has killed one man and injured eight others, including five children, who all had to be transported to Kootenai Health. The crash occurred on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, on Highway 95 at milepost 466.5, two miles south of Sagle, Idaho.

    >>
  • Cops: Naked drunken man drives into tree while having sex near Tacoma

    Cops: Naked drunken man drives into tree while having sex near Tacoma

    Friday, November 24 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-11-24 18:42:08 GMT

    LA GRANDE, Wash. - Authorities say a man who was drunk, naked and having sex with a woman while driving south of Tacoma missed a curve and struck a tree. Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the crash happened at about 6 p.m. Wednesday on Mountain Highway East near La Grande. 

    >>

    LA GRANDE, Wash. - Authorities say a man who was drunk, naked and having sex with a woman while driving south of Tacoma missed a curve and struck a tree. Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova says the crash happened at about 6 p.m. Wednesday on Mountain Highway East near La Grande. 

    >>
  • Baltimore cop killed one day before scheduled testimony against colleagues

    Baltimore cop killed one day before scheduled testimony against colleagues

    Thursday, November 23 2017 12:16 PM EST2017-11-23 17:16:42 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says a detective killed last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted police officers.   Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the revelation Wednesday, a week after the detective was shot in the head in a vacant lot. Rumors have been running rampant in Baltimore about the unsolved case.

    >>

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says a detective killed last week was slain a day before he was set to testify in a corruption probe into activities of indicted police officers.   Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the revelation Wednesday, a week after the detective was shot in the head in a vacant lot. Rumors have been running rampant in Baltimore about the unsolved case.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/