Neighbors in Faith: An Interfaith Response to Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour

On June 15, Rev. Franklin Graham brings his “Decision America” tour to Madison, the latest stop on his nationwide tour of all 50 state capitals in this election year. Graham’s website states the following about his motives:

“I’m going to every state in our country to challenge Christians to live out their

faith at home, in public and at the ballot box—and I will share the Gospel.”

While we agree with the challenge to Christians to live out their faith and to share the gospel, we fear that the vision of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and of America that Graham wants to share has very little in common with the diverse and multicultural nation in which we live.

As Rev. Graham rallies with his supporters on one corner of Capitol Square, we invite you to join us for a very different gathering at Grace Episcopal Church (116 W. Washington Ave.) where Jews, Muslims, and Christians will come together to pray for peace, civility, and the common good, and will share a vision for an America that welcomes people from every nation and religious tradition (as well as those of no religion) and where all people can thrive and pursue happiness.

Our speakers will include Rev. Stephen Marsh, Pastor of Lake Edge Lutheran Church, Rabbi Jonathan Baitch of Temple Beth El, Rabbi Bonnie Margulis of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and Sheik Alhagie Jallow, of the Madinah Community Center (Muslim).

The Facebook event is here.


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