Statement on the Mob Attack on US Capital

The Interfaith Alliance of Upstate New York condemns the seditious attack on the US Capitol on January 6th in Washington, D.C.  We are saddened and disturbed by this vicious attack on our nation and its values.

 

As an interfaith organization we seek to support diversity and human rights.  Violence, such as that we saw that day against the very center of government, has no place in a free society.  We condemn any and all acts of violence, any and all incitement to hate, and any and all attempts to overturn democratic processes.

The United States of America, despite its many shortcomings, has strived to be that beacon upon the hill.  Faith leaders from virtually all religions have been the voice for social change and have served to be the moral conscience of our nation.

It is now time for all the representatives of our various faith groups to raise our voices and stand in solidarity against an unlawful attempt to overthrow the democratic process, against the obvious racism and xenophobia, and demand peace and reconciliation for and from all peoples.

Members of all faith communities are in common cause to take the necessary actions to manifest loving-kindness, compassion, and love through prayer and person-to-person teamwork as we seek to heal our nations strife’s. Let our nation be once more a nation united, a nation that is a model of democracy and morality.  Let our religious leaders be at the forefront of this vital role. 

Social Justice

Through the transformative power of forgiveness, compassion, empathy, understanding, and acceptance we emphasize the importance of individual and collective action in deploying the tools and techniques for personal and societal responsibility and leadership.

Hate and

Violence

Our actions are dedicated to disseminating information about hate and violence, and promoting activities that demonstrate the positive value of ethnic and social diversity.

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Food

Security

Our actions are dedicated to placing the need for food at the center and insisting that food is more than just a commodity

Global

Warming

No person, community, or ecosystem exists in isolation. The safety and wellbeing of people are inextricably linked to the safety and wellbeing of our natural world.

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Economic

Opportunity

Our actions are dedicated to seeking justice for the most vulnerable people in society

LGBTQ

Justice

Our actions are dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights, dignity and freedom of the LGBTQ community and removing barriers to equality.

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Interfaith Alliance of Upstate New York

To provide support, assistance and resources to religious organizations of all creeds to address social justice issues and concerns affecting the community of Upstate New York.

 

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