Interfaith Memorial Services Planned to Commemorate Wall Street Journal Reporter Daniel Pearl on the First Anniversary of His Tragic Death

Memorials Planned in Major Cities; People of All Faiths Invited to Conduct and

Attend Services February 20-24 in Show of Solidarity Against Terror and


Jan 22, 2003, 00:00 ET from The Daniel Pearl Foundation

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- One year ago, on January 23, 2002,
 Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped while on assignment in
 Karachi, Pakistan.  On February 21, 2002, the world learned of his senseless
 and violent murder at the hands of terrorists.  Now, on the anniversary of
 this tragic loss, friends and family of Daniel Pearl invite people of all
 faiths to join them in remembrance by conducting and participating in
 interfaith memorial services during the period of February 20-24, in a show of
 solidarity against terror and intolerance.
     Keynote memorial services are being planned in several major cities
 including Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and Jerusalem. The services will
 remember and honor Daniel Pearl as a Jew, a citizen of the world and a creator
 of dialogue while condemning the madness of his murder and seeking to help
 restore sanity and humanity to the world.
     "We are convinced that our world will be strengthened and more secure when
 people of courage and goodwill stand together in solidarity to bear witness
 against terror and the anti-Semitic prejudice that killed our son," said Dr.
 Judea Pearl, Daniel's father and President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
 "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 even his
 untimely death -- will make a difference."
     Dr. Pearl will participate in services at the Museum of Tolerance in Los
 Angeles on Thursday, February 20; at Temple B'nai Jeshurun in New York on
 Saturday, February 22; and at Temple Beth Tzedec in Toronto on Monday,
 February 24.  Additionally, the Jerusalem Foundation will conduct a national
 service in Israel at Mishkenot Sha'ananim on Saturday, February 22.
     Additional information on organizing a local neighborhood memorial service
 can be found at The Daniel Pearl Foundation Web site ( ).
     Based in Los Angeles, CA, The Daniel Pearl Foundation was founded last
 year by Daniel's family and friends with the mission of promoting
 cross-cultural understanding and tolerance through journalism, music and
 innovative communications.

SOURCE The Daniel Pearl Foundation