August 30, 2010
Issue: Religious Freedom
Faith Groups Ask Obama Administration to Protect Religious Freedom, Fight Anti-Muslim Hate
In the wake of recent hate crimes against American Muslims and nationwide protests against mosques, an informal coalition of faith groups and advocacy organizations is scheduled to meet with senior Obama Administration officials in the U.S.Department of Justice (DOJ) today to ask that specific measures be taken as soon as possible to protect millions of American Muslims and the right to religious freedom. The organizations meeting with officials this afternoon in the U.S. Attorney General’s office include the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, the Interfaith Alliance, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and Muslim Advocates.
Download a media advisory and learn more about what these groups are asking the Obama Administration to do about religiously-motivated hate crimes.