Coalition Statement on Interfaith Unity and Anti-Violence Work

The Interfaith Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a group of over 35 national faith-based organizations united to advocate for federal legislation and public policies that protect all people from domestic and sexual violence, with particular focus on women and youth. As a national coalition representing millions of congregants and constituents from diverse religious communities, our moral, religious and ethical commitments guide our work in ending violence.

The Coalition is committed to preventing domestic and sexual violence and advocating for victims and survivors. We work to foster faith communities in which violence is not accepted and survivors are heard and believed. We are committed to ensuring that the needs and interests of all survivors are at the center of our work, regardless of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, immigration status, disability, or any other status.

We have been disturbed and alarmed by the recent escalation of incendiary rhetoric, hate crimes, and targeted action against minority groups. The Coalition stands firm against racism, misogyny, religious intolerance, and bigotry of all kinds.

We will continue to raise our united voice in support of victims and survivors of all faiths, in all communities. We will continue to work in solidarity to realize our collective vision of a world which honors the dignity and rights of all people.