We, clergy and laity of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference believe…
Love is loveAll persons are of sacred worthBlack Lives MatterClimate Change is realWater is life and connected to all living things.No human being is illegalAll genders identities are whole, holy, and in the image of GodWomen's rights are human rightsAll abilities are expressions of the DivineColonialism is white supremacy in action Racism in all its forms is incompatible with the teachings of JesusTo devalue one person is to devalue all people
We affirm the truth as written by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”We , the Clergy and Laity of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference agree with John Wesley that “though we do not all think alike may we all strive to love alike” striving “to do no harm, and do all the good we can.”
We are working towards God’s justice.We will only get there if we work towards it together.
*The main section of this statement was provided by the NYAC delegation and is used with their permission.