Hundreds gather for Ring of Solidarity at Walnut Creek Islamic Center

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County held a “Ring of Solidarity” to support local Muslims in a time of hate crimes and controversy over president Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Between three and four hundred people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Interfaith Council and the Walnut Creek Islamic Center.

It was dedicated to all immigrants, and as a reaction to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order that suspends the flow of refugees from seven mostly Muslim countries into the United States. The event also included a time of prayer and a program featuring Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Sikh leaders.