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 celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.