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 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.