First Anniversary – February 2003
Press Under Fire Symposia
A number of panels on media and conflict were held to observe the one-year anniversary of Danny's death. All were free and open to the public. The panels were a chance to reflect on the values for which Danny lived, and the risks that journalists around the world continue to face. Panels were held in the following cities:
The Daniel Pearl Foundation gratefully appreciates the work of the institutions that organized the events:
Letter from Judea and Ruth Pearl
January 22, 2003
On the first anniversary of Daniel Pearl's death, his parents make a plea for a united, safe, and humane world.
At this time last year, people of all faiths were united in prayer for the safe return of our son, Daniel Pearl. A few weeks later, on February 21, the world learned of his murder and mourned collectively. This year we will observe the one-year anniversary of his death in synagogues in ways that remember and honor Daniel Pearl as a Jew, a citizen of the world, and a dialogue-maker.
We invite you, our larger family of friends and people of goodwill the world over, to engage your own local congregations and communities to include a somewhat unique memorial service in remembrance of Daniel, by inviting people of all faiths, including members of neighborhood churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples to participate in a united prayer for a sane and humane world.
We are convinced that we will all be strengthened when people of courage stand together in solidarity against terrorism, racism, and the anti-Semitism that took our son's life. We hope that by bringing together people of different beliefs, building trust, and uniting them in a common stand for sanity and humanity, our son's life and his untimely death will make a difference.
With appreciation for all your support,
Judea and Ruth Pearl
For more information on memorial events, visit these pages:
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