More than 30 N.J. religious leaders: Rescind travel ban, support refugees | Opinion

The following is an excerpt from originally published February 9, 2017.

We must make sure that we do not allow fear to overwhelm us, crowd out our compassion, or fundamentally change our character.  Our faith guides us in our understanding of the world we live in; it aids us in decision-making, it inspires us to work for God's justice.


We pledge our voices and our communities of faith active support to resettle refugees in New Jersey.

We call upon our Congressional delegation to ask President Trump to rescind the executive order to limit refugee resettlement.

We call upon our faith communities throughout the state of New Jersey to show compassion and support to those refugees living near them.