Dear Cathedral Congregations,

My heart has ached for days after learning about the death of brothers and sisters of color due to racism, white supremacy, and police brutality.   The dream of God for God’s people is that of reconciliation and restoration.   We must not be silenced in the face of these injustices.

Desmond Tutu once said “ If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality”.  

I invite to you pray and act to make this a safer world for all.   A world where we can be judged for the content of our characters and not the color of our skins.

Members of our Cathedral have joined me in supporting the work of our ECCT Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation Ministry Network.  If you would like to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I highly commend to you the statement issued by our Bishops ( see below).    They have expressed eloquently the importance of not being complicit in the face of injustice.

 

Faithfully,

 

Lina

The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell 

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