Washington, DC – Interfaith Alliance President Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy released the following statement on the passing of longtime friend and colleague Pam Baldwin, the Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance of Idaho:

“On behalf of the board of directors and staff of Interfaith Alliance in Washington, we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Pam Baldwin. As the Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance of Idaho, Pam has been a long-time partner in our work protecting faith and freedom. Her hard work has contributed to protecting the rights of Idahoans across the state. Her many accomplishments included the development of workshops to combat hate crimes, bringing together people of many faiths to take on homelessness, and standing by the Muslim community after 9/11. She was a mentor to many on issues of fairness and justice. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pam’s husband Bob, her children and the rest of her family and friends.”

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.