Lawmakers Ask Obama For Religious Diversity Summit

Omar Sacirbey of Religion News Service reports, “Nearly 40 members of the U.S. House, among them Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims, sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday (July 17) urging him to convene a ‘Religious Diversity Summit’ and do more to fight discrimination against religious minorities.” The signatories were all Democrats. Arizona Representative Raul M Grijalva wrote, “The terrible and very public episodes of violence this country has seen over the past several years deserve a response, and as elected leaders we have an obligation to be a part of that response.”

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