Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County Responds to the Recent Ban of Muslims
January 30, 2017 By Will McGarvey
Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Responds to the Recent Ban of Muslims
Sunday, January 29, 2017
“You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it’s like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.”
– Exodus 23:9
The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County condemns the recent Executive actions of President Donald J. Trump against refugees and Muslims in particular. This kind of Executive Order is contrary to human decency, violating the human and moral rights of all people to seek safety and security. It also runs contrary to our Nation’s struggle to be a respected beacon of hope and a safe haven for people who are threatened by war, hunger or persecution. To single out Muslims is dangerous to the safety and well-being of all citizens.