The Alliance for Civility and Tolerance (ACT) in Alabama

The Alliance for Civility and Tolerance (ACT) in Alabama was formed in response to the September 11th attacks as an interfaith coalition that promotes tolerance at home. Representatives of local synagogues, mosques, churches and temples have all come together along with other concerned citizens to follow President Bush's call to respect Arab-Americans and Muslims in our country. We would like to invite you to our first workshop to learn about our Arab-American and Muslim neighbors and exchange ideas with other Montgomery religious leaders on tolerance issues. We know that many churches in Montgomery are addressing these issues and believe that such an exchange will benefit us all. Invited speakers include Governor Siegelman, Police Chief John Wilson, Jim Carrier of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Yusuf Hasan from the Muslim community in Montgomery. The forum will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the State Capitol building in the old Archive Chamber. Middle Eastern food will be served for lunch. Will you join us .... ?????

For more information, please E-mail Trish O'Kane at or call her at (334) 263-6159. If you cannot reach Trish, please E-mail Robert & Irina Traphan at or call them at (334) 220-5465. Thank you!

Consisting of approximately 40 members, including whites, African Americans and Asians from all walks of life, ACT in Alabama represents an extremely diverse group in Montgomery, Alabama.