Washington, DC – Interfaith Alliance President, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, issued the following statement today following the tragic shooting at Fort Hood.

Yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood is a national tragedy of unspeakable proportions. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, along with their families and friends. In the coming days we should all take a moment to reflect on the enormous sacrifice the men and women who serve in our armed forces make on our behalf everyday.

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.