In the fall of 2006, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows hosted an International Conference for victims of terror and violence, and their families.
More than thirty participants met for four days at the Garrison Institute to review and plan strategy for responding to violence in ways that do not perpetuate further violence.
One of those participants was Cherifa Kheddar. She is from Algeria, and her brother, sister and uncle were tortured and murdered by Islamic terrorists in 1996. Since then, Cherifa has spoke extensively about the dangers of terrorism around the world, and has advocated for nonviolent alternatives. Peaceful Tomorrows applauds the courageous efforts of people like Cherifa and others as they continue affirming nonviolent action as the effective and responsible response to the cowardice of terrorism. Our hearts are with all Algerians and United Nations personnel affected by the recent bombings.