Interfaith Leaders: “Silence Is Not an Option”

Watch excerpts from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly senior associate producer Patti Jette Hanley’s interviews with religious leaders at a September 7 press conference in Washington, DC to denounce bigotry against Muslims in America. Listen to Dr. Roy Medley, general secretary of the American Baptist Churches; Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; Dr. Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of Churches; Dr. Sayyid Syeed, national director of the Islamic Society of North America’s Office of Interfaith and Community Alliance; and Dr. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance.


  • Priscilla Valmonte

    This is a very wholesome initiative from the Interfaith community. I pray that we take the challenge of deepening our faith that is really beautiful and profound. It could be the resource of peace. I salute the people who are in this kind of mindset. I wish I could be a prophetic witness in this endeavor. True enough, “Silence is not an option” It is an imperative. If there is nothing good to say, Silence is very important.