A week ago, white nationalists and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, VA, to march in defense of confederate statues and, more broadly, to promote an exclusive and limiting vision of America. Numerous people of faith and conscience came out to denounce hatred and white supremacy and to lift up a broader and more inclusive vision of our nation. Among them were numerous leaders who are also part of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, a national organization and coalition that educates, equips, networks and mobilizes faith communities to address anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States.
The events in Charlottesville illuminate the ways in which white supremacy and racism directly intersect with anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim bigotry. We stand together against hate and bigotry, and we will continue to work to realize our nation’s ideals of equality, equity, and inclusion.
Below is a collection of statements made by faith leaders and faith organizations throughout the country in response to the events in Charlottesville: (Click here to keep reading)