October 2010

For the last year and a half, I've worked as part of a coalition of church leaders, residents, lawyers and fellow Yale law students to fight against racial profiling in East Haven, CT.  I was proud to join them to announce our next major action: filing a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of our clients in federal court.  Our press conference on television:

We are filing a major lawsuit tomorrow on behalf of clients who have endured racial profiling and police brutality in East Haven, CT.  Our clients' story just made the New York Times: Latino Immigrants to Sue a Connecticut Police Dept., Asserting Racial Bias By SAM DOLNICK When Yadanny García asked police officers in East Haven, Conn., why they were ordering him to the ground, they shocked him three times with a Taser gun, punched him and told him to “go back to your country.” When José Luis Albaraccín was arrested after

A few days ago, I joined a phenomenal panel called "Take the Bully of out of the Pulpit: How America's Religious Leaders Can Bring Healing to Nation." It was my chance to share my thoughts on Park51 and the resurgence of anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence  -- how we got here and why we are called to respond.  Auburn Seminary just released a video of the event.  Watch the video or download the podcast for an enriching discussion: "If you missed Auburn’s live October 6th program, click here

Check out tonight's panel discussion in NYC. Excited to join the conversation. You can watch live at 6:45PM EST and send in questions here. The ninth anniversary of 9/11 bred competing rallies and a near-miss Koran burning. As the 2010 election looms, the smoke of religious ignorance and hatred rises. The need for religious leaders to stand up and bring healing has never been greater. What should America's faith communities be doing now to prepare for the tenth anniversary of 9/11? Join us in person or online as Christian,