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"[A] healthy pluralism…does not entail privatizing religions in an attempt to reduce them to the quiet obscurity of the individual's conscience or to relegate them to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques."

– Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 255

 

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Ecumenical and Interreligious Collaboration

 

The Archdiocese of San Antonio organized an interfaith prayer service June 26, 2012 which included participants Chaplin Gary Goodlin, Major, United States Air Force; Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg, Congregation Rabbi Rodfei Sholom, Jewish Faith; Gurvinder Singh, Sikh Research Institute, Sikh Faith; Dr. Rajam Ramamurthy, Hindu Faith. (Photo: Jordan McMorrough, Today’s Catholic)Regardless of your tradition, we invite all people of faith to join in prayer and in a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty. This may take on many forms as there are beautiful religious traditions in our country and will itself serve as a sign of the religious diversity that flows from religious freedom and that makes our country great.

 

Faith Communities Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Letter to Congress
June 30, 2014

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President of the USCCB, Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Rabbi Leonard Matanky, President, The Rabbinical Council of America, and other prominent religious leaders join together in a letter to protect the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.

Signed Letter   |  New York Post op-ed

USCCB President, Diverse Religious Leaders Come Together To Urge Congress To Protect Religious Freedom Restoration Act

July 1, 2014, USCCB News Release


Other Highlights

Free Exercise of Religion: Putting Beliefs Into Practice- Religious leaders from many faiths in the U.S. issued a statement in June 2012 on religious freedom. Catholics are not alone in the fight to defend our First Amendment rights! Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Matthew C. Harrison video announcement

Open Letter: Invitation to People of All Faiths - Archbishop William Lori, Fortnight for Freedom

Open Letter: "Marriage and Religious Freedom: Fundamental Goods That Stand or Fall Together" (Jan. 12, 2012)

Standing Together for Religious Freedom
July 2, 2013

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and over 100 religious leaders and scholars released an open letter July 2, 2013 entitled Standing Together for Religious Freedom!

Signed Open Letter   |  News Release
Speaker Statements   |  Speaker Biographies


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