I was strengthened, comforted and challenged to read the words below in our church newsletter.
To me, this statement is a call to action that any person of any persuasion, religious or not, can follow.
We renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God. Therefore we commit:
To protect and defend the human dignity of immigrants, refugees, and those who fear deportation. Our churches will be sanctuaries for those whose safety and security is threatened;
To stand and work with those whose race or religion is threatened by the vitriolic and violent language and action of white supremacy in American society;
To confront bigotry, fear, ignorance and hatred whenever and wherever we confront it. We will not be silent or passive in the face of language that harms the children of God;
To protect the physical, psychological, and spiritual safety of women, people of sexual and gender diversity, the elderly and the physically impaired;
To pray for our president and elected leaders and hold them accountable to the principles of justice as found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe that together we can foster a world of justice, love and the mercy of God. We commit to this work and we invite those who would do likewise to join us in the work ahead. Election Statement
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men -women!- to do nothing.” Edmund Burke