In the Face of Quran-burning Threat, “Silence is not an Option”: Clergy

Deploring a “anti-muslim frenzy” underway from Manhattan to Florida and across the country, a score of clergy and religious leaders from all faiths held a summit today and charged believers and leaders of all faiths with …

... a moral responsibility to stand together and to denounce categorically derision, misinformation or outright bigotry directed against any religious group in this country. Silence is not an option.

Following their meeting in Washington D.C. the clergy summit participants said at their press conference that they…

… denounce categorically the derision, misinformation and outright bigotry being directed against America’s Muslim community. We bear a sacred responsibility to honor America’s varied faith traditions and to promote a culture of mutual respect and the assurance of religious freedom for all. In advance of the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we announce a new era of interfaith cooperation.

FULL ARTICLE FROM USA TODAY

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