Resourcing Communities and Responding to Violence

Welcome to Our Religica Response for Violence

The entire team here at CEIE is committed to resourcing you for the challenges we face together. In light of recent global events, we offer the following resources for personal and communal engagement.

Links to Online Resources and Statements

AJC’s Call to Action Against Antisemitism in America – Visit

Anti-Defamation League Heat Map – Visit

Archbishop of Canterbury Statement on Israel and Gaza – Visit

ELCA presiding bishop issues statement on Israel-Hamas War – Visit

NCC Statement on Israel and Palestine, and the Current Hostilities – Visit

World Council of Churches – Global Day of Prayer 10/17 – Visit

World Council of Churches – Call for Ceasefire – Visit

Hindus for Human Rights – Visit

Islamic Society of North America – Visit

United Nations Human Rights – Office of the Human Commissioner – Visit

Ecumenical Letter to Congress – Visit

Churches for Middle East Peace – Visit

Parliament of the World’s Religions – Visit

American Academy of Religion Statement – Visit

The Interfaith Observer (TIO) Resources

Tahil Sharma, co-editor of the CEIE Interfaith Observer was interviewed on National Public Radio. He spoke on holding values amid conflict. Sharma is from a Hindu and Sikh background, and spoke on how seeking peace is not the same as an erasure of suffering. People are wary of expressing their views and yet must build community. Listen below.


The Jewish Imperative for Peacemaking – Visit

Listening and Achieving the Impossible Dream – Visit

Invoking Compassion Within – Visit

In a World of Violent Disorder Carrying the Agony in Hope – Visit


Podcast: Hope and Community Healing at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

Dr. Michael Reid Trice had an opportunity to speak with Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who serves as the Rabbi and Cantor of Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On October 27, 2018, Tree of Life was the target of an act of violence that left eleven people murdered.

Podcast - Violence is Never the Final Word

In 2020, Dr. Michael Reid Trice had an opportunity to speak with Farid Ahmed, who was in the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand when the mosque was attacked and 51 people were murdered on March 15, 2019. Mr. Ahmed and Dr. Trice discuss loss, return, and how violence in our communities is never the final word.