Respect All Religions
Saturday, September 11, 2010, 4:00 PM, John Dam Plaza, Richland
The purpose of this event is to counteract the action of a “Christian” pastor in Gainesville, Florida, who plans to commemorate September 11 by burning the Islamic holy book, the Qur’an (Koran).
Pastor Terry Jones says members of his Dove World Outreach Center believe “Islam is of the devil.” He has invited those who believe the same to gather at his church for what he is calling “International Burn a Koran Day.”
Our local event will include prayers by representatives of different faith traditions, songs and poetry/readings that speak to the theme of the occasion.
The event is organized by World Citizens for Peace and the Tri-Cities Islamic Center.
A draft program is attached.
For background information, see:
Burn Koran video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tf9M9HRMWk&skipcontrinter=1