SIGN ON: College Students of Faith Say No to Falwell's
An alarming wave of
Islamophobia is sweeping our nation, and we are troubled by the
participation of Christians. Just last week, Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty
for Christian students to carry guns to
"end those Muslims before they walked in" and "teach them a
We're looking for Christian college students and alumni across the country willing to stand up and tell Falwell that he's wrong - we need to love our Muslim neighbors. Add your name to the open letter to Jerry Falwell, Jr. by filling out your information below.
This open letter is an
adaptation of a statement authored by the Just Action Group at Luther College
in Decorah, Iowa.
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Open Letter Text:
An alarming wave of Islamophobia is sweeping our nation, and we are troubled by the participation of Christians. Just last week, the president of Liberty University called for Christian students to carry guns to "end those Muslims before they walked in" and "teach them a lesson." While anti-Muslim hate crimes intensify, prominent politicians support proposals advocating for banning Muslim entry to our country, mosque closings, registration programs, internment camps, and halting refugee resettlement. Our diverse gifts and perspectives as a community of faith and learning lead us to a common commitment to work for justice, inclusion, and equality. We repudiate the hostility and hatred aimed at Muslims in and beyond our own communities. We pledge to challenge Islamophobia whenever and wherever it occurs, including on our own campuses -- to foster relationships with Muslims based on friendship and not fear, and to serve the common good by maintaining a firm commitment to racial and religious diversity.
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