November 7, 2020

Manisha Sunil, West End Strategy Team; Phone: 202-417-0171

Interfaith Alliance Congratulates President-Elect Biden, Outlines Work Still to be Done to Protect Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON — In response to President-elect Biden’s victory, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, released the following statement:

The American people have spoken, and after a long, contentious election cycle, we congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and look forward to working in partnership with the new administration on critical issues of religious freedom. This election – which brought with it historic voter turnout across the country – serves as a repudiation of four years of division and contentiousness. The coming weeks will be a critical period for our communities, and regardless of one’s candidate of choice, it is incumbent upon every American to support an honest, peaceful transition.

Just because the election is over does not mean the work is over. We look to the new administration with a renewed sense of hope, but are reminded of the critical work that still must happen to protect religious freedom for those of all faiths and none. From protecting and furthering LGBTQ+ equality, to combating hate against religious minorities, to strengthening our public schools, we have so much left to accomplish.  

The past four years have challenged us in innumerable ways, and in many ways we still remain a nation divided. We are tasked now with bridging divides and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground. While the road ahead may be long, we are a nation defined by our resilience and propensity toward justice. And through it all, Interfaith Alliance will remain committed to its core mission of protecting religious freedom for those of all faiths and none.

If you are interested in speaking further with Rabbi Moline, please contact Manisha Sunil at or (202) 417-0171.

Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit