On Friday, March 22, members of Bend the Arc's South Bay Chapter joined scores of Jews, Christians, Buddhists and Bahais outside the Mountain View-Palo Alto Musalia mosque during Friday prayers to show our love and solidarity with our dear Muslim neighbors.
We were motivated to stand up to hate and express our common humanity following the tragic shooting deaths at the Al Noor Mosque March 15 in Christchurch, New Zealand. We believe that together we can build a more just world.
After the prayer service, MVPA Musalia congregants offered us bottles of water and Turkish Delight, listened to spirited songs in English and Hebrew and exchanged many handshakes and personal stories. We hope to build our friends and our political power through our Beloved Community.