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To: The People of the United States and Our Elected Officials
Sign the Religious Freedom Pledge: Standing Together Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry
We call upon our elected officials to commit themselves to our nation’s founding ideals of religious freedom by taking a stand against bigotry and discrimination. Here’s what we are endorsing, and asking our elected officials to do the same:
The Pledge: A Commitment to Religious Freedom
I pledge and commit to the American people that I will uphold and defend the freedom of conscience and religion of all individuals by rejecting and speaking out, without reservation, against bigotry, discrimination, harassment, and violence based on religion or belief.
Why is this important?
In an historic event at the Washington National Cathedral on October 23, 2015, over 100 faith leaders from Christian, Jewish, Sikh and Muslim communities joined together to commit to reject and speak out against bigotry, discrimination, harassment, and violence based on religion or belief.
In the wake of increased hate speech, hate crimes and discrimination against Muslims and persons perceived to be Muslim, it is vital for us all join this same commitment to condemning and speaking out against bigotry, discrimination, harassment, and violence based on religion or belief.
America was founded on the ideal of religious freedom, and as Americans of all faiths and none, we need to work together to ensure those promises for all. Ideals don't uphold themselves- it takes action and courage from all of us to advance them.
Will you join us in endorsing this Pledge?
Beyond endorsing the Pledge, we invite you to join us through hosting an event in your local congregation, where members of your faith community can talk about anti-Muslim bigotry and how the faith community can stand united.
FOUNDING PLEDGE ENDORSERS INCLUDE:
His Eminence Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
Imam Mohamed Magid
Pastor Dr. Bob Roberts
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins
Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson
Dr. Rajwant Singh
Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe
Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer
Dr. Carroll Baltimore
Rev. Brent Walker
Imam Talib Shareef
Rabbi Jack Moline
Dr. Azhar Azeez
Sr. Patricia Chappell
Rev. Barry Lynn
Rev. Richard Cizik
Imam Omar Suleiman
How it will be delivered
We will deliver your endorsement to US congressional leadership after the general election, asking elected officials to sign the pledge themselves, committing to upholding religious freedom for ALL Americans by speaking out against bigotry and discrimination during their time in office.
We will also provide you with a toolkit to take this Pledge to your own local elected and appointed officials, asking them to stand with you on this. Stay tuned!