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 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 interfaithalliance.org.