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Here are a couple statements from local churches on the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT Friday. Please add others you know of in comments—or add your own comments. St. Philip's Lutheran Church, Fridley (on Facebook): Please pray for the students and all others in Newtown, CT, in light of today's tragic school shooting. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy. St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights (on Facebook): Together we call on our God to bring peace and hope when tragedy strikes. No words will make sense of this ever so we pray for all impacted by the shootings today. North Heights Lutheran Church, Arden Hills and Roseville (on Facebook): Fellow Followers of Jesus, I’m asking you to …
The group educates the community on understanding the Muslim faith.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Liala Helal
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Editor's note: See also Demand Soared for Speakers on Islam after 9/11. A Fridley-based organization has received a rare honor as it prepares to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its founding, Islamic Resource Group (IRG) won a special recognition award in May honoring its mission of building respect for human rights. The award, which isn't given every year, came from Advocates for Human Rights (AHR), a group based in Minneapolis that bills itself as the largest volunteer-based human rights organization in the Midwest. Every individual in the community should be treated with respect and without discrimination, said AHR Executive Director Robin Phillips in praising IRG. “They have done a great thing in our community in making sure human …