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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants religious freedom as an inalienable right. Indeed, intolerance is antithetical to our nation’s founding principles. Despite this mandate, there has been an alarming escalation of religious intolerance in our country recently, inflicting two sets of victims: those who are impugned because of their beliefs, and those whose fears are exploited by false, incendiary, misguided rhetoric.

Atlanta’s history is replete with the stories of giants who came before us, whose leadership guided us through critical moments. Today, we come together as religious, business, civic, academic, and philanthropic leaders, exhorting our fellow citizens to take inspiration from the courageous acts of our forebears and pursue the following principles:

1. Advance Interfaith Cooperation: We believe that our nation’s founding commitment to democracy with religious freedom demands that we pursue interfaith cooperation; this includes respect and accommodation for diverse religious and secular identities, positive relationships between those of different religious and philosophical views, and a commitment to working together across lines of difference to advance the common good.

2. Marshal Religious Diversity: We believe that Atlanta holds a special place in U.S. history as well as contemporary and future American and global spheres. The religious diversity at the heart of this city propelled the Civil Rights Movement and continues to stand as an asset that can enhance our region’s ability to respond to human rights challenges with innovative solutions.

3. Celebrate Atlanta’s Broader Significance: We believe that our city has made invaluable contributions to the betterment of our nation, and we call on Atlanta to once again serve as a beacon to the country and the world, showing the power and promise of interfaith cooperation.

4. Take a stand: We pledge our willingness to speak out and stand against acts of hate and intolerance that threaten the very foundation on which our society was founded.

A special thanks to Rev. Joanna Adams, Rabbi Peter Berg and Imam Plemon El-Amin for their significant contributions to promote this initiative. For more information on the Minister’s Manifesto of 1957 referred to in the film visit this website.

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771Deborah Huntley
770Ellen Idler
769Ann Clay Adams
768Tom Hagood
767Theresa Brion
766Ann Kruger
765Rev. Paul Turner
764Luther Smith
763Helen Pearson Smith
762Rev. Tony Johns
761James Lamkin
760Rev. Lisa Majoros
759Asma Elhuni
758Edward Mitchell
757Ruwa Romman
756Jon Waterhouse
755Candace Clayvon-Silvera
754Angela Wilson
753Laura Robinson
752Mark Jensen
751Courtney Counts
750A Jane Turner
749Mary Ellen Pendergrast
748Martin Lehfeldt
747Anne Topple
746Helen Hatch
745Kim Roberts
744Rita Sheffey
743Munir Meghjani
742Dixie Cely
741Gus Hightower
740Maggie O'Connor
739Ann Gillespie
738Martha Ann Stegar
737s l dauby
736Edward Buckley
735Martha Thomas
734Susan M Thomas
733Lazhar Mazlout
732Deborah Jackson
731Peggy Hegeman
730Sue Jacobson
729Lee Carroll
728Rev. Jody Andrade
727Paula Hill
726Avril Loy James
725Rev. FAHED ABUAKEL
724Danielle Gray
723Sunny Burrows
722John Hiinkle III
721Cecilia Jackson
720Martyn Miller
719Alisa Norvelle
718Rev. Richard Burdick
717Jim Clay
716Ann Armstrong Patterson
715Juan Rivero
714Diane Currence
713Reverend Carol Johnson
712Ellen Sichel
711Linda Lael
710Lauren Gaia
709Margaret Daniel
708Sally Montgomery
707William McClatchey
706Lewis Engle
705CHRIS 180
704Jackie Berger
703Rebecca McKnight
702Elise Eplan
701Susan Constantine
700Susan Schwartz
699Ann Mebane Levine
698Theophus 'Thee' Smith
697Anne Sterchi
696penelope williams
695Twanda Thomas
694Dock Hollingsworth
693Grace Obana
692John Hardman
691Margaret Schiller
690Vanessa McAdams-Mahmoud
689andrea arena
688H. Julian Gordy
687Ronert Wright
686Don Plummer
685Marilynn Kelm
684Marilyn Grant
683Heidi Couch
682Donna L Matern
681Lucile Clarkson
680Theresa Breuer
679Rev. Delores L. Donnelly
678Friar Paul Meyers, OFM
677Akbar Imhotep
676Stephanie Warshal
675Gilbert Hastings Jr
674Betsy Hastings
673Rev. Dr. Robert Hughes
672Chris Sharp
671Reba and Georgee Keller
670Margaret Reiser
669Linda Copeland
668Eve Eckardt
667Steve Morgan
666Caron Morgan
665Julie and Jim Brawner
664helen anderson
663Peggy Shepard
662Barbara Reid
661Carolyn Perry
660Betty Londergan
659June Bishop
658Mary Yates
657Janie Jeter
656Ramona and Ben White
655Barbara and Bert Levy
654Pam Helms
653Brenda Moseley
652Pat Wildman
651Helen Parker
650Kristin Hunter
649Esther Stokes
648Jim Stokes
647Jeff Guthrie
646Bill and Carolyn Curry
645Ann Hulton
644Margaret Ellingson
643Mavis and Jeffrey Wener
642David F Smith
641Catherine Orlowski
640Paul Hermann
639Cynthia Rennolds
638Judy Varn Hays
637Reverend Lynn Lane
636joanne burgess
635Rev Darrel and Mary Peterson
634Rev Dr Spurgeon Hays
633Julie Jones
632Navita Gupta
631Katie Phelps
630Arlene Taylor
629Susan Rebecca White
628Donald Miller
627Shelby Andrews
626Ginny and Al Plummer
625Joseph Hiatt
624Nancy Hiatt
623Ann Watson
622Susan Hooper
621Laura Ith
620Michel Gribble-Dates
619Cheryl and Parlato
618Liz Mori Lauer
617Mary Alice Kemp
616Stephanie Wells
615Sylvia Mcadam
614Marcia King
613Gayle and Bill Ide
612Mary Peters
611Caroline Hardin
610Deedee Murphy
609Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser
608Marilu Sherer
607Norma Wierman
606Linda Kay McGowan
605Clare Whitfield
604mary Mitchell
603Paula Lawton Bevington
602Sharon Jeffries
601Sheila Tschinkel
600Dorothy Toth Beasley
599Sally Rosser
598Jean & Betty Mori
597Andrew Alter
596Rev. Karen Slappey
595Rev. Diane Dougherty
594Morgan Hood
593Kathleen A Andres
592Brian Funderburke
591Omolewa Iyalosa
590Kaleem BHatti
589Rev. Sydney Magill-Lindquist
588Dan Mattox
587Sondra Jones
586Heidi Nordberg
585Claudia Aguilar R.
584Thomas Long
583Gail Simon
582Susan Howard
581Maurice Carter
580Andrew Gee
579Rev. Paul Hackett
578Cindy Battles
577Rev Kathleen Deegan-Neal
576Rev. Andy Woodworth
575Rev. Anjie Woodworth
574Rev. Stacey Rushing
573Marilyn Roberts
572Richard Burdick
571Roger Doost
570Melanie Eyre
569Melanie Stanley-Soulen
568rev. dr. candi dugas
567Rev. Dr. Katy Hinman
566Donna Fisher
565Brady Beard
564Julie A. Arms Meeks
563Frank Brock
562Thomas Camp
561Gwen Grant
560Jane Cohen
559Phil Hulst
558Greg Cole
557Desmond Drummer
556Laurel Buchmiller
555Rev.Dr.Jerome Sahabandhu
554John & Ray uttenhove
553Thomas Drake
552Dr. Paul Boshears
551Taylor Spicer
550Peggy Perling
549Anne Love
548Susan Kahn
547Michelle Gary
546Rabbi Pamela Gottfried
545Leslie Gordon
544John R Naugle
543Jonathan Eoloff
542Patricia Burns
541Bruce Stiftel
540Michael O'Reilly
539Lia Bertelson
538Rebecca Short
537Janet Lavine
536Robin Nathan
535Jill Rice
534Marc Rice
533Anne Namnoum
532Sheila Lenz
531Bev Sauer
530Bridget Ritter
529Jill Wener
528Cassandra Register
527Audra Dial
526Damon Redding
525Debonee Morgan
524Theresa Milazzo
523Lisa Glover
522Vivek Garimella
521Rev. Jarrod Longbons
520Bradley Levenberg
519Frank Alexander
518Patricia Thompson
517Ayisha Jeffries
516Preston Penn Sr
515Lina Davis
514James Handsfield
513James Stutler
512Andrea Kirkpatrick Deeds
511Elizabeth Bowen
510Debbie Reif Smyer
509Dawn Ely
508Jermaine Marcellin
507Alexis Maestre-Saborit
506Rev. Beverly Friedlander Ostrowski
505Sterling Bowman
504Pam Driesell
503Pamela Griffin
502Townley McGiffert
501Chanequa Walker-Barnes
500Kim Mason
499William Clarkson
498Jaclyn Key
497Meg Kettlitz
496Vicki Collier
495Lynda Ellis
494Stacy Williams Jones
493Bob & Ros Shropshire
492Chandler Long
491Bobby McNeely
490Leslie Zakos
489Darsa Pinholster
488Valerie Jones
487Annie Carter
486Courtney Jimerson
485David Spinrad
484Sharon Cott
483Pegram Harrison
482The Rev. Lauren Holder
481Mary Hinton
480Gregory Vaughn
479Karen Kelly
478Mark Simmons
477John Stewart
476Joel Chasteen
475Elizabeth Boswell
474Mary McCallum
473Staci Fox
472Peter Wallace
471Beth McDonald
470Ann Cramer
469Jessica Hales
468Sue Sherrill
467Rev. Louis Kavar
466Wilhelmina Jenkins
465Lisa Yarbrough
464Sarah Matthews
463Heather Jencks
462Judith Miller
461Richard Young
460Benjamin Kweskin
459Steven Anderson
458Glenda McCumbee
457Cappy Harmon
456Ami Franklin
455Anne Elizabeth King
454Natalie Suhl Bernardino
453Dana Young
452Andrea Baer
451Colleen Callahan Sisler
450Alisa Smallwood
449Rev. Byron Wells
448Earline Crooke
447jennifer mills
446Richard Ito
445john wegner
444Maki Manning
443Katharine Ryan
442Rev. Lisa Heilig
441Donald Perez
440Megan Kalany
439Kristi Fuller
438Jennifer SanAngelo
437Nels Swanson
436Clay Thorpe
435Madeleine Deisen
434Kelley Reszetylo
433Kris Hale
432Caitlin O'Donnell
431Amy Dosik
430Samantha Retter
429Punam Sachdev
428Tina Wilkinson
427Odetta MacLeish-White
426Olha Seredyuk
425Blynne Olivieri
424Hal Schlenger
423Katina Jones
422Laura Blaskett
421Susie Quillin
420Cecily Cohen
419S I
418Anna Valentine Mitchell
417Melissa Holloway
416Debbie Fambro
415Luisa Cardona
414Foluke Beveridge
413Shannon Deisen
412RODERICH BROCK
411Firew Hoyato
410Diane Lasek
409Robert White
408A S Davis
407Kathleen Sable
406Gareth J. Young
405Rev. Dr. Deanna Womack
404Rev. George Wirth
403Rev. Dr. Edward L. Wheeler
402Rev. Dr. William B. Wade Jr.
401Clyde C. Tuggle
400Jack Sibley
399Rabbi Alvin Sugarman
398Doug Shipman
397Alana Shepherd
396Rabbi Ron Segal
395Rabbi Neil Sandler
394Michael and Lovette Russell
393David Rubinger
392Jacqueline Royster PhD
391A.J. Robinson
390Rev. Natosha Reid Rice
389Rev. Angela Rice
388Alicia Philipp
387Egbert Perry
386Penny McPhee
385Megan McCamey
384Judy Marx
383Rev. Dan Matthews Jr.
382Rev. Jill Morehouse Lum
381Dr. Jan Love
380Rabbi Joshua Lesser
379Dena Kimball
378Sarah and Jim Kennedy
377Chad Riedel
376Katharine Kelley
375Blaine and Sylvia Kelley
374Derreck Kayongo
373Soumaya Khalifa
372Doug Hertz
371Steve Hennessey
370Deacon Bob Hauert
369John and Laura Hardman
368Sheffield Hale
367Scotty Greene
366Tom and Lou Glenn
365Lillian Giornelli
364Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III
363Mary Ellen Geiss
362Rex Fuqua
361Hon. Shirley Franklin
360Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin Jr.
359Rev. Dr. Greg Ellison
358Doug and Florida Ellis
357Imam Plemon T. El-Amin
356Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley
355Buddy and Lillian Budd Darden
354Ann Curry
353Maria Cressler
352John D. Cressler, PhD
351Tom Cousins
350Michael Coles
349The Rev. William Clarkson IV
348Ethel Ware Carter
347The Very Rev. Sam Candler
346Richard Brown
345Hon. Lisa M. Borders
344Bill Bolling
343Arthur Blank
342Rabbi Peter Berg
341Joe Bankoff
340Inman Allen
339Rev. Joanna Adams
338Deborah Najee-ullah
337Theressa Hamilton
336Trudy Boyce
335Rob Woods
334Martha Talbott
333Camille Cassingham
332Viana Bastacky
331Lynn Reynolds
330Dr. Patrick Reyes
329Karen Podett
328Lauren Eber
327LaTimothy Parrott
326Dee Rich
325Jason Altman
324Malaja Owens
323Franki Jewell
322Kip and Harriet Kirkpatrick
321Vicki Riedel
320Joshua Dixon
319Mari Chastain
318Colby Schwartz
317Nancy Goodman
316Anna Whitehead
315Bob Rubin
314Islamic Speakers Bureau Atlanta
313Amanda Shaikh
312Kimberly Holman
311Susanne Marsh
310Tonaya Moss
309Len Sinclair
308Billy Peebles
307Jackie Sherman
306John Spinrad
305Masarrat Husain
304Julian Godwin
303Brenda Sherrill
302Karen Beard
301Dorie Griggs
300Nancy Paris
299Jennifer MCKinney
298Phyllis blazer
297Alice Rogers
296Rev. Julius Jessup Peterson
295Julius McCarter
294Chad Wright Pittman
293Sabine Genet
292Jim Hinshaw
291Martina Bober
290Rachel Randall
289Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
288Rebekah LeMon
287Rev. Danny Gulden
286Merrill Hawkins
285Joey Dye
284Jimmy Moor
283Mathew Pinson
282Rev. Joseph McBrayer
281Dr. Elizabeth M. Bounds
280Rev. Joy Rikard Brown
279Darci Jaret
278Max Vincent
277Rex Matthews
276Betsie Garner
275Dr. Sandra Bird
274Alexandra Zinnes
273anne wirth
272Donna Laird
271Michelle Morgan
270Lawrence P. Vickers, Jr.
269Allison Koenig
268Barry stern
267Dorothy Gaines
266Bradley Currey, Jr.
265Rohana Maynard
264Angela Jensen
263Rev. Dr. David Armstrong-Reiner
262aida Marchelli
261Brianne Willard
260Francesca di Poppa
259Brian Feldman
258Edward J (Jack) Hardin
257Kathy Palumbo
256Joe Collins
255Pamela Lindgren
254John McClatchey Jr.
253Crystal Allen
252Sarah F Erickson
251Muhammad Ninowy
250Nidal Ibrahim
249Dr. Belle McMaster
248Heather Moll-Dunn
247Nancy Christensen
246Rev Keller
245Rev. Jonathan Rogers
244Rev. Jeff Jones
243JOHN O'NEILL
242Ivan Allen IV
241Brian Aycock
240Dorothy DorothyPirzad
239Peter Savitz
238Susan Levy, LMFT, LPC
237Felicia Guest
236Nancy Pendergrast
235Christina Graaf
234Sam Massell
233Mark Webb
232Beth-Ann Buitekant
231Sue Morrow
230Elizabeth Nelson
229Bruce Garner
228Phillip Thompson
227Hank Klibanoff
226Henry Quillian
225Chris McCain
224Nazeera Dawood
223Nefertiti Williams
222Rev. George Tatro
221Marjory Greenbaum
220Turan Kilic
219Theresa Prestwood
218Julie Johnson
217Chairman John Eaves
216Kate Colussy-Estes
215Louisa D'Antignac
214Kimbrell Teegarden, MDiv
213Laura Lenz
212almas jamani
211John Lenz
210Myrtle Lewin
209Barbara Feinberg
208Mike Killeen
207Susan Murray
206Ally Cochran
205Beth Gustafson
204Rev. Jill Ulrici
203Sherry Frank
202Glenda and David Minkin
201Rixey Jones
200David York
199Ginger Heidbreder
198Rev. Andy Acton
197Aimee McNeill
196Abigail Tucker
195J Paul Newell
194Winnie Wilson Akers
193Jan Taddeo
192Rev. Anthony Makar
191Diane Randolph
190Beth Weiss
189ELLEN Little
188Mandy Hallman
187tom ferguson
186Jeff Schoenberg
185Heidi Nordberg
184Brooks Marshall
183Andre Morganfield
182Rev. Dr. Janice Blissit
181Perry Goodfriend
180Caroline Knight
179Rev. Caitlin Phillips
178Hannah Podhorzer
177Gary & Ellen Henschen
176David Lewicki
175Anne Alexander
174Mary Beth Given
173Vid. Ote Cy
172Kytee Doyle
171Sedrick Gardner
170Carmen Pai Daschke
169Elizabeth Anne Hin
168Rev. Dr. Margaret Turney-Ayer
167Laurie Leonard
166Corey-Jan Albert
165Carl McColman
164Catherine Crosby
163Myron Smith
162Patti Zimmermann
161Nabile Safdar
160Joyce Myers-Brown
159Jessica Fron
158William and Gina Maguire
157Ruth Abusch-Magder
156Claire Lenz
155Karen Kaplan
154Kelly Wentworth
153Maggie and Scoot Dimon
152Audrey Galex
151Barbara Avila-Crawford
150Jennifer Alexander
149Barbara McMichael
148peggy Murphy
147Eric Englert
146Christine Mahin
145Sandra J. Turner-Moultrie
144Susan Fraysse
143Richard Lenz
142Lee Walters
141Mary Stoops
140John Russell PH.D.
139Donna Mote
138Roxanne Wilhelm
137Nancy-Gay Rowland
136Cathi Spornick
135Alexander Berrios
134Kelly Berrios
133Stacy Simon
132Lara Tucci
131Rev Robert V Thompson
130Douglas Langdon
129John D. Cressler
128Rose Watkins
127Susan Sherwood
126Barbara Udall
125Marci Reed
124Mary Arthur
123Jim Brown
122Diane Shearer
121Charlotte Connah
120Gilbert (Budd) Friend-Jones
119Rev. Dr. David B. Jones
118David Jones
117Jacqueline Granath
116Tom Redmon
115Kristen Englert
114Al and Nancy Sherrod
113Deborah Spector
112Martha Walsh
111Natallie Keiser
110Scott Taylor
109Joe Mackey
108Sallie Chasteen
107Elizabeth Sergile
106Margaret Clarkson
105Charlotte Keller
104Bunny Mitchell
103Ron and Sara Reams
102Lynne Goldsman
101Pam Driesell
100peggy berg
99Della Bacote
98Linda Lippitt
97Christie Theriot Woodfin
96Debbie Griffiths
95Suzanne Boas
94Amin Tomeh
93Carol Hartman
92Thomas Hart
91The Rev. Dr. Trace Haythorn
90Walter Kirkland
89Terri Theisen
88Rev. Corey Brown
87Cindy Brazell
86Hon. Cathy Woolard
85Caroline Kelly
84Libby King
83Deborah Finn
82Vicki Smith
81Rajesh patel
80Elizabeth Johnson
79Julie Sharp
78Mark Crenshaw
77Emily Overcarsh
76David Weitnauer
75Carey Sipp
74Gregg Bedol
73Wendy Lenz
72Donna Church
71David Key
70Brittany Molinaro
69Jean Lewallen
68ANNE CARSON
67Ellen Herbert
66Mary Jane Cornell
65Danah Craft
64Rev. Brian Tillman
63MaryAnne Gaunt
62Betsy Boyle
61Deborah Van der Lande
60Susan O'Farrell
59Mary and Wayne James
58Kathy Brockman
57Dave Allen Grady
56Laura Mccarty
55Kathy Ginn Colbenson
54Mark Johnson
53Diane Watson
52Pam Buckmaster
51Hala Hess White
50Rev. Dalton Rushing
49Abigail Russell
48Rev. Kathy Morris
47Joe and Micki Geshwiler
46Tracey Wargo
45David W Wagner
44Rhoda Doug Joyner
43Katherine Brokaw
42Dawn Buannic
41Andrea Smith
40Judy Lampert
39Michael Sullivan
38Catherine Bonk
37Saundra Robinson
36Susan Willson
35Alison Earles
34Gayle Gellerstedt
33Velma Tilley
32Barrett Krise
31Lizanne Stephenson
30Courtney Counts
29Camille Yahm
28Kat Conley
27Tess Seydel
26Chadwick Boyd
25Julie Rhoad
24Sarah Burns
23Gwen McCants-Allen
22Laura Hackman
21Susan McLarty
20Julie Salisbury
19Michelle Wells
18Julie Bryant Fisher
17LeighAnn Costley
16Kay Hamner
15Christianna McCaleb
14Rand Hagen
13Alex Trouteaud
12Andrea Montag
11Renee Byrd-Lewis
10Lindsey Hardegree
9Joy Johnson
8Wil Cramer
7Ann Cramer
6Syed Hasan
5Gail Rosseau
4Kevin Green
3Dov Wilker
2Rachel C.
1Suzanna Stribling

By endorsing this statement, we stand steadfastly behind the right of all Americans to embrace their various spiritual beliefs in an inclusive environment that is free of religious bigotry. In making this public statement, we offer no support for any political figure or for any specific legislative proposal. Rather, we reaffirm the importance of religious cooperation in which we, as Americans, respect each other’s right to worship, or not, as we please.

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In 1957, eighty white ministers in Atlanta publicly endorsed what has been referred to as the Ministers Manifesto denouncing racial segregation. The statement was published in the Atlanta papers and subsequently the New York Times. We feel it is time to publish a similar document and start a movement for interfaith cooperation.

For more than a year, religious and thought leaders in Atlanta have met to denounce bigotry and enhance interfaith cooperation. Atlanta has a history of taking stands for human rights. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. and Atlanta Constitution Editor Ralph McGill are among the giants on whose shoulders we now stand.

We now ask you to join with us and stand against religious bigotry, violence and hate in Atlanta and around the world.