Standing with American Muslims Advancing American Ideals
In the Media
Below is a selection of statements and news coverage of our work, our coalition, and our partners. For a complete archive of our coalition statements, please visit our Medium page
“We call on all people of faith and goodwill to listen to those impacted by anti-Muslim bigotry, get educated on the issues, contact your local mosque or Muslim, Arab, Sikh, or South Asian organization and show your solidarity through word and action”
“When people are excluded from fully participating in our democracy, we don't have true religious freedom.”
Imam Mohamed Magid, executive imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, said fears among his congregation are worse than after the Sept. 11 attacks. He said the community may be best served through participation in interreligious coalitions. Among those interreligious campaigns is the Shoulder to Shoulder coalition.
“Normally there’s nothing that brings us together, except that we believe in inherent human dignity rooted in freedom of conscience and belief.”
Now is the time for the Jewish and Muslim communities to have each other’s backs. To stand shoulder to shoulder in the face of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.
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"This affects families' abilities to be together for no other reason than people's national origin which we know is based on religious discrimination. This is not who we are. This is not who we want to be," said Catherine Orsborn with Shoulder to Shoulder. "So this doesn't just affect American Muslims. It really all Americans because it is an affront to our values."
“The Muslim ban, in any form, is based on stereotypes, discrimination, and bigotry. Targeting or banning one group, whether it's for having a specific last name or for practicing a specific religion, is wrong and it doesn’t work to keep a nation safe from incidents of mass violence. My parents’ story is an example of why it doesn’t.“
“I am here as a Jew, as a rabbi, as a leader of faith in my community,”
“To those who would exercise derision, bigotry, open rejection of our fellow Americans of a different faith, I say, shame on you. As an evangelical, I say to those who do this, you bring dishonor to those who love Jesus Christ.”
“It has to do with our American identity, this idea about who’s in, or who’s out.”
“I started having really interesting theological conversations with a Muslim friend my age and realizing that the way she held on to her faith felt very familiar to me,” Orsborn told The Huffington Post. “I felt like it was a mirror of myself, but with a different tradition.”
As United Methodist pastors, we are devoted to a close and faithful reading of Christian scripture, which clearly and frequently reminds us that we are called to welcome immigrants into our midst, and as such must reject the statement about "the rise of Islamic immigration."