We Are Stronger Together.
At a moment when our interfaith relationships are facing unprecedented strain, we are reminded that it is precisely those relationships built on solidarity and trust that have sustained us in working to build a more resilient, inclusive democracy for all. We invite you to join alongside us and affirm the shared principles of our interfaith community.
“The decision in Alabama is an extension of the disastrous decision taken by the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson last year to strike down the right of women to make decisions about their bodies. And just as we predicted, women are suffering because of it—some are even being forced to carry nonviable pregnancies to term.
“Maddeningly, this is all being done in the name of faith. The Court ruling so clearly reflects a singular religious viewpoint held by the justices, with lines in the ruling stating that “God made every person in His image” and that to destroy a frozen embryo is to invite the “wrath of a holy God.”
A coordinated national censorship campaign – with deep ties to the Christian nationalist movement – is banning books and attacking the foundations of our democracy, targeting books about minority faiths and ethnicities, LGBTQ+ identity, racism, and history.
Instead of coming together to continue funding our national government, some members of the House of Representatives are exploiting this moment to insert anti-LGBTQ+ provisions into the federal budget that would strip lifesaving health care from transgender people and give permission to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in federal programs. Tell your Representative to OPPOSE all anti-LGBTQ+ provisions in the federal budget.
We are mobilizing on multiple fronts, including in the courts, public policy advocacy, voter and candidate education, and poll and social media monitoring.
With hate crimes at unparalleled levels and the threat of Christian nationalism on the rise, now more than ever, we must join together to make clear that hate has no place in our communities.
Interfaith Alliance insists that religion should inspire celebration not discrimination. For decades we have mobilized powerful coalitions of people from diverse faiths and beliefs to fight back against these degrading efforts and demand the right of all LGBTQ+ people to live with full dignity, safety and equal rights.
The State of Belief Podcast
Every week, host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is in conversation with the most fascinating and impactful civic and religious leaders across the country, casting a vision for a just and welcoming nation, while protecting our democracy from the threat of extremism and bigotry in any form.
State of Belief celebrates the creative contributions our diverse belief systems can offer for the future and invites listeners to join together as we build a nation with liberty and justice for all.
This week’s episode
State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush talks with Dr. Najeeba Syeed, executive director of Interfaith at Augsburg University, and Manu Meel, CEO of BridgeUSA and keynote speaker at the Augsburg Interfaith Symposium on March 7, 2024
Access trainings, toolkits and resources on Interfaith Advocacy, Confronting Christian Nationalism, Disrupting Hate, Inclusive Religious Freedom, Protecting Democracy, and much more.
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Updates From Our National Network
Whether you are part of an existing interfaith organization or an informal group of activists, we invite you to consider becoming part of our affiliate network. We can support and empower you to build bridges across religious differences and protect true religious freedom.
New laws and policies in Florida have silenced queer youth in the state. But an event hosted by Interfaith Alliance of Southwest Florida and GLSEN Collier County will make sure their voices are heard.
With half of Texas school districts lacking mental health services, state lawmakers have opted to anoint chaplains as the solution. As clergy members, we believe inserting chaplains in place of professional counselors into our schools is a grave threat to democracy and to the well-being of children across the state. Read this OpEd from Cantor Sheri Allen and Rev. Dr. Andy Stoker, lead organizer of Interfaith Alliance of Texas.
Don Morrison, Interfaith Alliance of North Dakota supporter and President, board of trustees, of Bismark-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation writes: “In North Dakota, neighbors look out for each other. We will work with our many wonderful neighbors of different faiths and perspectives to ensure that future generations will enjoy the freedoms – including freedom of religion – we take for granted today.”
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