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

 

WHO: 

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


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