To those who want to do something: this is a time for interfaith leaders to act.
- Interfaith leaders see the other side, defending The Other and standing up to ensure their safety and right to thrive.
- Interfaith leaders work to educate others about the inspiring aspects of different faiths and worldviews.
- Interfaith leaders convene those in their communities, finding shared values and common concerns as a basis for working together.
- Interfaith leaders build and strengthen relationships across the kinds of lines that others refuse to cross through dialogue, service, and, sometimes, by sharing in others' grief or fear.
Interfaith leaders build where others destroy. Today, we ask you to practice your interfaith leadership wherever you are. To help you, we've compiled a list of resources from IFYC and other organizations committed to pluralism to kickstart your outreach, guide your conversations and activities, and help you educate yourself, your friends, and your neighbors.
In the coming days and weeks, we hope you will join us and others across the U.S. in acts of interfaith leadership big or small.
Perhaps, as you face these challenges, you might contemplate this passage from the Jewish Mishnah:
"It is not your responsibility to finish the work, but neither are you free to refrain from it." -Pirkei Avot