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Better Together Day

Did you know?

  • Based on the most recent Hate Crime Report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 19% of hate crimes occur ring in America resulted from religious bias.
  • In 2012, the FBI reported that 1,340 individuals were victims of an anti-religious hate crime.
  • It was not until 2013 that the FBI announced that it would track religious hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, Arabs, Buddhists, Mormons Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Orthodox Christians for the first time in U.S history.
  • According to a study by the Pew Research Center, the number of social hostilities globally involving religion hit a six year peak in 2012.

On April 10, 2014 the Interfaith Youth Core asking you to stand up to the voices of religious intolerance and show your support for interfaith cooperation by participating in their #BeBlue recognition of Better Together Day.

When you pledge to #BeBlue, you’re making a statement that helps bring others into the interfaith movement. It’s a way to kick start a national conversation about the value of religious pluralism and working together despite our differences. We think that matters now more than ever.

What can you do?

  • Pledge. The most important thing you can do is sign the Better Together Day pledge and encourage others to #BeBlue.
  • #BeBlue. Wear blue on April 10th to show your support for the movement.
  • Share. Make sure you spread the message about the pledge and interfaith cooperation on social media. IFYC wants to know what you’re doing for Better Together, so make sure to reach out to them and share on Twitter , Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. Follow IFYC on Twitter @ifyc and use the hashtag #BeBlue.

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