Logo for Crossroads, a civility project of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa

Fighting back against religious hate and bigotry

friday, August 16

11:45 am - 1:00 pm
in-person and virtual event
Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Ave, DES MOINES

Presenters: Keenan Crow, Director of Policy and Advocacy, One Iowa
Connie Ryan, Executive Director, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa

Headshots of Connie Ryan and Keenan Crow

Interfaith Alliance of Iowa has created the All Are Welcome in Iowa project to push back on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed by Republicans in the Iowa Legislature and signed by Governor Kim Reynolds. RFRA creates religious exemptions for some Iowans to skirt the law as a means to discriminate against other Iowans – using religious freedom a justification.

The All Are Welcome in Iowa project is a collaborative effort of many organizations and houses of worship to educate Iowans about the passage and potential impact of Iowa’s RFRA law, empower Iowans – including local elected officials -- to reject its implicit and explicit messages of bigotry and hate that harm marginalized communities, and amplify a new message that all are welcome in Iowa.

Join us at Crossroads to learn more about the RFRA law, the All Are Welcome in Iowa project, and how you can take action in your community to fight back against hate and bigotry.

There are three ways to attend Crossroads. Registration is required for all three:

Crossroads is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Des Moines.