In response to tonight’s presidential debate, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, released the following statement:

“Tonight’s debate was a sad commentary on the state of our national dialogue. Despite the best efforts of moderator Lester Holt, discussion of substantive issues was few and far between while the insults were plentiful. We have two more debates to go — let’s use that time to better understand where these candidates want to take this country rather than see who can come up with the best sound bite.”

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