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Statement by Archbishop Foley Beach on the Charlottesville riots

Racism is contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and has no place in the Church.

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend were terrible and tragic.  Racism is contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and has no place in the Church. In the midst of the violence and divisions in our countries, our congregations have the opportunity to be sanctuaries of peace, and to work for reconciliation in our communities.  In the days ahead, I hope that you will take these opportunities in your local context, and share the transforming love of Jesus, which is the only thing that can truly heal us.
 
I want to draw your attention to two statements from the Anglican Church in North America over the weekend.  These were shared on social media, but deserve as wide a distribution as possible.  The first is a Call to Prayer from Bishop John Guernsey, Dean of Provincial Affairs, whose diocese includes Charlottesville, Virginia.  I encourage you to pray this prayer with me this week.  The second statement comes from the Anglican Church in North America’s Anglican Multiethnic Network.  
 
In Christ, 

 

 

 

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America
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