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Places of worship across Greater Lafayette are suspending their traditional services after Governor Eric Holcomb banned gatherings of more than 250 people Thursday, including at churches.

The Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette cancelled Friday prayers, which general coordinator Zaim Khalid said attracts a larger weekly crowd. But to be safe, the center will also put a hold on daily prayers at the center. 

After last month’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue left 11 dead, the group Interfaith Leaders of Greater Lafayette, or ILGL, decided its next general meeting would be a call to action. At West Lafayette’s Temple Israel Thursday, Rabbi Mike Harvey talks about the importance of combatting the rise of intolerance, racism, and anti-Semitism—and the challenges to creating real change.

City of West Lafayette

A week from today, the mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette have been asked by a local Jewish congregation to attend a talk about how to combat hate crimes in Greater Lafayette. It’s an issue that statistics suggest local police forces have trouble grappling with, and one which doesn’t seem to be going away.

John Clare

The 37th annual Holocaust Remembrance Conference (GLHRC) takes place this weekend in various locations in the Greater Lafayette area this weekend. It begins Saturday, April 14th at Temple Israel and continues at various locations through Wednesday, April 18th. This year's theme is "Come to the Table" and includes two guest speakers, films, discussions, and much more. WBAA's John Clare spoke to co-chair Sarah Powley and committee member Nick Schenkel about the activities and conference.