Volunteers from Shoulder to Shoulder and partner organizations walked the halls of Congress last week, hand-delivering copies of the Religious Freedom Pledge to every Senator and Representative of the United States.
The Pledge calls us to live out the promises of religious tolerance and freedom that this country was founded upon. It also calls our elected officials to avoid – and to call out – divisive rhetoric that unjustly targets members of some American religions. Depriving any person of their right to freely practice their faith harms us all. We hope and pray that the Religious Freedom Pledge becomes universally-accepted at all levels of government.
Thousands watched the Facebook Live coverage of our work, and tweets carrying the #BeyondTolerance hashtag reached over 68,000 users. We extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped us make the day a great success, both on-line and in-person!
THANK YOU, and stay tuned for more ways to be involved in this effort this fall.