Patrick Augustine: Persecution “has not helped to convert one Christian to Islam.”
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba: “Violence in God’s name is never justified.”
Bishop Eugene Sutton: “If the Church can’t have this conversation [on racism], who can and where can it happen?”
Bishop Eugene Sutton plans town hall “that will take us beyond events in Ferguson, Missouri, to a broader discussion.”
Bp. Martins: Any aspect of human experience not seen in the light of Jesus’ resurrection is not really seen at all.
Presiding Bishop asks Episcopalians to “offer yourself in vulnerability for the sake of reconciliation across this land.”
Bishop Wayne Smith: “The gospel demands for the ministry of reconciliation” require standing in the gap.
Bishop Dean Wolfe asks that Christians “pray for peace and justice in Ferguson and throughout our nation.”
Abp. Hiltz asks prayers for “loved ones stricken with grief and for the Canadian Armed Forces chaplains who are ministering to them.”
By Charles deGravelles • A conference in Oklahoma City strives to help the church’s peacemakers.