Interfaith Leaders: To Bigotry No Sanction

Washington, DC religious leaders spoke against rising anti-Muslim rhetoric at an August 30 press conference, and some of them also shared their thoughts about the recent rally on the National Mall organized by conservative commentator Glenn Beck. Watch Rev. John Wimberly of Western Presbyterian Church, Rev. Timothy Boggs of the National Cathedral, Salam al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Rabbi Jonathan Roos of Temple Sinai. Edited by Fabio Lomelino.


  • Anslie Abraham

    To whom it may concern!
    I propose, why not apply the principle of religious pluralism? Instead of one Islamic Cultural Center on or near ground Zero, we could build an Inter-religious Cultural Center, where people of all religion could come and worship freely. On Sundays Christian can worship, Saturday Jews can worship, Friday Muslims could worship, Monday Buddhist could worship and on Tuesday Hindus could worship. The remaining two days people of all faiths could come and worship One God the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe.
    This will be a Very American thing to do. Because this would open many doors between religions for dialogue, understanding and coexistence.
    Thank you for reading
    Anslie Abraham

  • Jacqui B. Good

    Thank you so much for this story. As a religious studies major I am frequently in the position of defending religion against the many atrocities throughout history-including recent historyt. Being able to view this news conference and comments by enlightened religious leaders was encouraging. The difference between genuine religion and politics hijacking religious rhetoric was well explained here. Please keep up the great work. I will keep watching.
    Thank you for this story.
    J. B. Good/Pennsylvania

  • Cheryl Soehl

    If I am not mistaken, the plans for the community center include just such accommodations for other faiths.

  • rbird

    What so wrong about religious intolerance? It’s been practiced for decades among the very people who are now claiming to be victims of it! This is a truism of the street people’s remark that “what goes around comes
    around”. Everyone should be permitted to throw rocks at their fellowman; it makes everyone feel free!