We are greatly troubled by recently announced public policies that jeopardize the well-being of people who have already suffered much, and who pose no threat to national security and no risk of harm to their neighbors. We are dismayed by news reports from across the country of too many occasions when fearful or hateful people have seized upon these policies and the language justifying them as license to threaten and even attack those seen as “other” or “unwelcome.”
In full recognition of our own human fallibility, we call upon ourselves and upon all our neighbors not to harden our hearts, but to follow the heart of all faiths: to love our neighbor, to welcome the stranger, and to give comfort to the vulnerable.
Rev. David Morris, Rev. David Feyrer, Rev. Philip Glick, Rev. Keith Dey, Rev. Cherri Wheeler, Rev. Elizabeth Tyson, Rev. Thomas Wilson, Mr. George Lurie, Rev. Fran Peel, Rev. Craig Peel, Mr. Wayne Barry, Rev. Tom Murphy, Rev. Robert Pitsch, Rev. Spottswood Graves and Rev. Nick Hodsdon | North Dare Ministerial Association