Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Faith Action Network Statement about #Ferguson

The gravity of this week’s events in Ferguson impels us to send a second e-news to you with this statement from Faith Action Network’s Governing Board:
The Faith Action Network stands in solidarity with all those who have experienced and continue to experience institutional racism and violence in our nation. We call for a dialogue that results in action to address the challenges inherent in our institutional structures. May this be the time and the moment when justice and healing begin, here in Washington and across our nation.
We close with Ella’s Song (lyrics and music by Bernice Johnson Reagon, sung by Sweet Honey in the Rock):
Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons
Is as important as the killing of White men, White mothers’ sons
We who believe in freedom cannot rest
We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes...

Statements from other faith voices:
National Council of Churches
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Fellowship of Reconciliation
The Church Council of Greater Seattle
Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

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