Interfaith Atlanta stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the wake of Tuesday’s killings in the Atlanta metro area. We decry the disturbing pattern of increasing violence and hate speech directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide. Interfaith Atlanta grieves the senseless murders and communal trauma of our Asian American and Pacific Islander neighbors. We call on everyone to stand up to anti-Asian speech and actions. Civil discourse and compassion toward all, even with those with whom you disagree, contributes to understanding across racial, political, religious, and cultural lines and, ultimately, contributes to a society wherein everyone can live in harmony.