“The Lafayette Church of the Brethren strongly denounces racially motivated violence such as the recent murders in Buffalo, New York. As Christians, we know God loves everyone and calls us to love our neighbors and our enemies. We confess that we have been silent when we should have been speaking out against racial violence. We will not be silent anymore.
“We pray for forgiveness for our silence and lack of action. We pray for a change of heart for our country, where racial hatred and violence is so prevalent.“
Read the complete statement developed by the Lafayette (Ind.) congregation on their website.
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