Ahead of the planned “Unite the Right” rally of white supremacists in Washington D.C. this weekend, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, issued the following statement:

“Nothing can undo the pain caused by last year’s violence and display of bigotry in Charlottesville. Frustratingly, the administration has done little more in the past year than continue to fan the flames of racial and religious bigotry. In 2018, it shouldn’t be so hard to forcefully disavow white supremacy. This weekend I have faith in Americans of good conscience who, unlike the president, will show great moral courage by standing up to the bigotry and hatred that will be on display in Washington, D.C. And as a man of faith, I pray for their safety as they respond to hate with the swift and unequivocal condemnation it deserves and with love.”

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 interfaithalliance.org.