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CAIR-NY, NYC Community Leaders to Hold an Interfaith Vigil for Peace in Response to Manhattan Attack

(NEW YORK, NY, 11/1/17) – Later today, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) will join diverse community and faith leaders at a vigil for peace in response to the attack that killed eight and injured at least eleven bikers and pedestrians in lower Manhattan yesterday.  This event will take place at Foley Square tonight at 6pm. 

SEE: NYC Strong Interfaith Vigil for Peace

WHAT: NYC Strong Interfaith Vigil for Peace

WHO: Hosting organizations include Interfaith Center of New York, CAIR-NY, Muslim Community Network, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and many more interfaith leaders from across New York City.

WHEN: Today, Wednesday, November 1, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Foley Square, New York, NY 10013

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, Esq.,, 917 669-4006; CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Fox Cahn, Esq.,, 571-766-6273; Rev. Chloe Breyer, 212-870-3510; Dr. Debbie Almontaser, 917-559-8480; Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, 212-929-9498 x 825

Faith and community leaders were devastated by this latest act of mass violence in downtown Manhattan. Representatives of diverse religious traditions and community leaders will offer reflections and prayers for the victims, their families, and our nation tonight. The vigil will unite a large coalition of interfaith partners and community organizers and will exemplify the solidarity of New Yorkers in rejecting senseless violence and hatred.  

The Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) works to overcome prejudice, violence, and misunderstanding by activating the power of the city’s grassroots religious and civic leaders and their communities. 

The Muslim Community Network identifies and cultivates the leadership skills of all Americans to fully participate in the social landscape.

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within Judaism.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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