Petition Closed

The Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit has launched a petition drive in response to a potential threat to religious liberty rumored for our region later this month.

An extremist group has announced plans to demonstrate in Dearborn on April 22.

“We are asking people to sign on to ‘A Simple Affirmation for our Community’ as a way to indicate their rejection of fear-mongering and intolerance,” according to Rev. Daniel Buttry, a minister with the American Baptist Churches and a board member of the Interfaith Leadership Council.


Letter to
Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit
We, as caring neighbors in southeastern Michigan, stand together in condemning the actions of those who spew hate and fear, and who misuse and desecrate holy books of faith. Instead we call on people to carry out the best traditions of all religious faiths, embodied in the idea of doing to others as we would have them do to us.
In the spirit of cooperation and harmony, the essential basis of this great country, we affirm our support for religious freedom and civil discourse. We stand together strong in our vision of the beloved community where all are respected and treasured.