Ahead of the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, February 7, 2019, Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, spoke out about the annual event:

The National Prayer Breakfast has a checkered history of flirting with the inappropriate use of religion to determine public policy. Interfaith Alliance applauds the efforts of public officials to find common ground that makes governing a more collaborative experience, but we remain extremely cautious when a particular set of practices is elevated to the public arena and top government officials speak to the role of faith in the discharge of public duties.”

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.