Charlotte: New religious initiative begins

Carolinas News Notes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Do No Religious Harm campaign was launched on July 24 which asks the community and faith leaders to pledge to do no harm through the interpretation of holy text or other religious writings, organizers shared.

The campaign is a project of The Freedom Center for Social Justice.

Included in this initiative are harm caused on the basis of sexual orientation, gender expression, race or faith tradition. They are also asking the community to uphold the Equal Protection Under the Law by not obstructing the rights of others.

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They currently have over 1,000 signatures. Organizers want to bring both local and national attention to the effort, they said in a release.

Ways in which one can participate are to post a link to the Do No Harm website and share with one’s organization’s followers. Additionally, share information with clergy, lay people and other members of the community who no longer want to see religion used as a weapon.

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Lastly, sign the pledge and encourage others to do the same. Visit the website to learn more.

info: donoharmpledge.org.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at specialassignments@goqnotes.com and 704-531-9988, x205.

One Reply to “Charlotte: New religious initiative begins”

  1. I wonder what the Rev. Joseph Chambers will have to say about this if anything?

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