Interfaith Leaders Rally to Denounce Trump’s New Executive Order Targeting Muslim-Majority Countries and Refugees, Call for Immediate Repeal
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March 6, 2017
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Interfaith Leaders Rally to Denounce Trump’s New Executive Order Targeting
Muslim-Majority Countries and Refugees, Call for Immediate Repeal
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, March 6th, a prominent group of interfaith clergy and community leaders will gather at the White House to condemn President Trump’s new executive order banning the entry of immigrants and visitors from Muslim-majority countries, as well as refugees.
Clergy and community leaders are calling on President Trump to immediately repeal this executive order and protect religious freedom. Our nation was founded to be a beacon of hope and freedom for people fleeing violence and persecution.
WHAT: Press Conference and Rally
WHEN: Monday, March 6th at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Director, Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Melanie Nezer, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, HIAS: For the Refugee
Rev. Dr. Earl Trent, Chairman of the Church World Service Board of Directors and Senior Pastor of Florida Avenue Baptist Church
James Zogby, Founder and President, Arab American Institute USA
Wa'el N. Alzayat, Chief Executive Officer, Emerge USA
Talib Shareef, Imam and President, Masjid Muhammad
Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian Jr., Executive Director, United Religions Initiative (represented by Sari Heidenreich)
Catherine Orsborn, Campaign Director, Shoulder to Shoulder