New York Conference and RCA's Regional Synod of New York Issue Joint Statement Condemning Anti-Muslim Attacks
Friday, December 11, 2015
Statement for Peace
The New York Conference, United Church of Christ and the Regional Synod of New York, Reformed Church in America are committed to a Gospel of love, human dignity, and active care for all of God's people and creation. This includes our brothers and sisters of the all faiths.
We believe that all people are created in the image of God- not just those who are like us. We deplore the animosity and hateful rhetoric that has recently erupted and has been directed against all Muslims. We decry all violent actions whether they are perpetrated by Muslim, Christian, or any extremist group. This is the time for faithful Christians and Muslims to join hands and work together for peace, civility, and mutual affirmation.
For this reason we encourage our churches and church members to reach out to local mosques to express our solidarity and our hope for cooperative activities that benefit our communities and witness to our respective faiths in a peace-loving God.
Reverend Amy Nyland
Executive Minister of the Regional Synod of New York, Reformed Church in America
Reverend David R. Gaewski
Conference Minister of the New York Conference, United Church of Christ
The New York Conference, UCC and the Regional Synod of New York, RCA represent 427 congregations spread throughout New York State.
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