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Northeastern Jurisdiction Call to Action Resolution & Response
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A statement presented by the NEJ College of Bishops to the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference July 13, 2016, Lancaster PA:
By the Rev. Tracy Bass — July 21, 2016
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his letter from the Birmingham jail, wrote, “We will all have to repent, not merely for the hateful words and actions of bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. The church has remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained-glass windows.”
As he admired the beautiful churches of the South and their lofty steeples pointing towards heaven, he asked himself: “What kind of people worship here? Who is their God? Where are their voices?” Read more…