On behalf of the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force:
Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in downtown Spokane was vandalized on Saturday, June 25, 2016. We at the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force are saddened and angered that yet another house of worship in the Spokane area has been vandalized.
Little is known about the perpetrator or his motives and it is unknown if the Cathedral was specifically targeted as a hate crime or as a matter of opportunity. In either case, we stand in solidarity with the Catholic Diocese to deplore all acts of violence and vandalism upon our houses of worship, businesses, homes or institutions.
The Spokane County Human Rights Task Force is committed to work for the elimination of prejudice and discrimination. We encourage the citizens of our region to stay vigilant and to expand efforts to reach out and get to know their neighbors. It is through knowledge, understanding and compassion that we mitigate the occurrence of these types of crime in our community.
For more information about the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force
please visit www.spokanecountyhumanrightstaskforce.org
or contact Dean Lynch at [email protected] or (509) 280-3326