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CIC & MAI — “Faith traditions come together for ‘Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer’ in response to Sri Lanka bombings”
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CIC & MAI — “Faith traditions come together for ‘Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer’ in response to Sri Lanka bombings”

The “Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer” event, co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis-based Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, drew leaders in the city of the Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish and Muslim communities.

CIC & MIA — “Victims of Sri Lanka attack mourned in 2 Indianapolis services”
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CIC & MIA — “Victims of Sri Lanka attack mourned in 2 Indianapolis services”

WTHR was at interfaith vigil for victims in Sri Lanka, and give a flavor of what you may have missed.

MAI — “IN Focus: Central Indiana Muslim community calls for change after mass shootings in New Zealand”
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MAI — “IN Focus: Central Indiana Muslim community calls for change after mass shootings in New Zealand”

A mass shooting in New Zealand at two mosques felt personal to many in the Muslim community in central Indiana. They said it has shaken them, but some were not really surprised it happened.

MAI — “‘Are we going to be next?’: Indianapolis Muslim community responds to New Zealand mosque shooting”
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MAI — “‘Are we going to be next?’: Indianapolis Muslim community responds to New Zealand mosque shooting”

“Every time there is a shooting in any house of worship, mosque, synagogue or church, we Muslims wonder ‘Are we going to be next?'” Imam Ahmed Alamine said.

MAI — “Central Indiana’s Muslim community heartbroken after shootings at New Zealand mosques”
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MAI — “Central Indiana’s Muslim community heartbroken after shootings at New Zealand mosques”

“We are all devastated,” said Faryal Khatri, board member of Muslim Alliance of Indiana.Khatri was heartbroken going to afternoon prayers on Friday. She was worshiping just like dozens of others in New Zealand before 49 people were gunned down.

MAI — “‘Far from humanity’: Mourners remember IU alumus slain in alleged hate crime”
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MAI — “‘Far from humanity’: Mourners remember IU alumus slain in alleged hate crime”

The lack of a hate crime charge has led human rights groups around the state to organize protests and vigils. People attended a separate candlelight vigil for Ayoubi on March 1 in Indianapolis organized by the Muslim Alliance of Indiana.

MAI — “Faiths come together to honor victim of road rage shooting”
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MAI — “Faiths come together to honor victim of road rage shooting”

“A young, vibrant, loving and intelligent Hoosier is no longer with us,” said Aliya Amin with the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. “No community should have to mourn, looking over the shoulders for fear of hate.”

MAI — “Friends, family of road rage shooting victim conduct vigil”
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MAI — “Friends, family of road rage shooting victim conduct vigil”

On Friday night, friends and family of Mustafa were to gather downtown to remember him. A candlelight vigil will start up around 6:30 p.m.

MAI — “Victim’s family speaks out in ‘road rage hate crime'”
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MAI — “Victim’s family speaks out in ‘road rage hate crime'”

She asked people to use the social media hashtag #Justice4Mustafa. She is supported by the Muslim Alliance of Indiana and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national organization who sent a representative to Indianapolis just for this criminal case.

Interchurch Community — “The Politics of Hummus: Jewish Voice For Peace and Allies Create Alternative Interfaith Spaces”
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Interchurch Community — “The Politics of Hummus: Jewish Voice For Peace and Allies Create Alternative Interfaith Spaces”

“We took that back to the committee, and we looked at it and agreed [it was problematic],” says Wiles. The JCRC and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana also concurred that the suggested film was problematic, and a different film was chosen.