JCRC stands in solidarity with Sikh community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2012
(AUGUST 7–BOSTON) The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston released the following statement on August 7:
JCRC of Greater Boston stands in solidarity with the Sikh community, which lost six members in a reprehensible act of violence this week in Wisconsin. This heinous act was an attack on all people of faith, and an assault on our most cherished American values.
As a faith community, we are horrified that innocent people were gunned down in their house of worship and are deeply chilled by the news that the victims appear to have been targeted by a hate-filled white supremacist. Our hearts go out to the families of those whose lives were lost and we pray for the speedy recovery of those injured in the attack.
We must all, as an American community, take this and every opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to work together to eradicate hate and violence from our society.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) is the representative voice of the organized Jewish community. Comprised of 40 constituent organizations, JCRC serves as a catalyst for building a strong and vibrant Jewish community in Boston and around the world; advocates for a safe, secure, Jewish, democratic state of Israel; and promotes an American society that is democratic, pluralistic and just.