We, the Cabinet of Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls of Metropolitan St. Louis, join together again to speak against the Islamophobia that is darkening our country. We ask why a Congressional committee is targeting the Muslim community as a whole. We ask, if this is done to the Muslims and we don’t speak up, who will be next?
As religious leaders, we strive to promote peace, respect and understanding among people of all faiths. We condemn the rise of hate and hate language which is not in keeping with our American ideals. We believe that in our rightful need to protect our country, we must not demonize entire communities over the actions of a few misguided individuals.
We pray for the virtue of civility to characterize our dealings with each other.
Maryl F. Walters, CSB
Chair of the Cabinet
The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri
Vice-Chair of the Cabinet