January 20, 2021

Manisha Sunil, West End Strategy Team; Phone: 202-417-0171

Interfaith Alliance Celebrates Inauguration of Biden-Harris Administration, Outlines Work to be Done to Protect Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON — Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, released the following statement:

This is a historic day for our nation. We congratulate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and look forward to working in partnership with the new administration to protect true  religious freedom.

As we look to the new administration with a renewed sense of hope, we are reminded of the critical work that still must happen to protect religious freedom for those of all faiths and none. From combating Christian nationalism and white supremacy, to protecting and furthering LGBTQ+ equality, to strengthening our public schools, we have so much left to accomplish. President Biden and Vice President Harris’s leadership must be restorative as well as forward-thinking, guided by a positive vision of religious freedom that celebrates Americans of all beliefs and experiences.

“The past four years have challenged us in innumerable ways. Our nation was shaken by those who sought to jeopardize one of the core tenets of our democracy — a peaceful transition of power. But even amid violence, our democracy prevailed. We are tasked now with uniting diverse voices to create a more prosperous world for those of all faiths and philosophies. While the road ahead may be long, we are a nation defined by our resilience and propensity toward justice. And through it all, Interfaith Alliance will remain committed to its core mission of protecting religious freedom for those of all faiths and none.

If you are interested in speaking further with Rabbi Moline, please contact Manisha Sunil at (202) 417-0171 or

Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit