EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council strongly condemns the bias incident that took place in the High School. We are appalled by this act of hate against a fellow student and East Brunswick resident. Islamophobia cannot be tolerated in our schools or in our town in any form.
An attack on any person for religious reasons is an act against all religions. As the Clergy Council we work together to promote understanding and harmony in our community. This act defies everything that we stand for. We hope and pray that this is not the type of community we live in. It is certainly not the type of community we lead. We are a community that can be an example of how people of many faiths live together. Lets us work to live up to that goal.
We urge all religious and civic leaders to work together and to speak out against hatred and bigotry in any form. We urge everyone to be tolerant of others. Only by remaining united can we achieve the goal of a more kind, just and peaceful world.
The Reverend Jill Ellen Collict Pastor, Nativity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer Temple B’nai Shalom
Father Mark Hanna Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church
Muhammad Hashmi Islamic Center of East Brunswick
Reverend Karen G. Johnston Settled Minister, The Unitarian Society
Rabbi Shlomo Landau Torah Links of Middlesex County
Reverend Erica Munoz Senior Pastor, Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Reverend Kathryn R. Mustaro Interim Head of Staff, Trinity Presbyterian Church
Rabbi Jeff Pivo East Brunswick Jewish Center
Rabbi Efrayim Unterman Young Israel of East Brunswick
Reverend Thomas Walsh Pastor of Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church
Pastor Thomas Wong Point Community Church of East Brunswick