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 celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism. Founded in 1994, Interfaith Alliance brings together members from 75 faith traditions as well as those without a faith tradition to protect faith and freedom. For more information visit www.interfaithalliance.org.