Washington, D.C – Interfaith Alliance President, Rabbi Jack Moline, released the following statement on the passing of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres.

“Shimon Peres was a voice for peace and reconciliation who set an example for people around the world. His insistence that public service rest on a moral foundation is an example that serves all people well, and is especially meaningful at this moment in American politics. All of us at Interfaith Alliance mourn his passing.”

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 interfaithalliance.org.