From the President's Desk...

Dear Family:

The most recent events in Charlottesville, VA, along with the questionable responses from the President of the United States proves all too well that there is still much work to be done in the Kingdom of God.  Many of us have been affected in some way by this troubling moment in American history. It can be challenging emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and ethically because we are reminded both directly and indirectly that no matter how far along we have come, we still have a ways to go in the fight for equality.

One need not be in the physical spaces where the many injustices that plague our nation, our people, and our religious communities are occuring to feel the brunt of A Nation in Crisis. We continue to be reminded of the constant struggles and trials associated with our heritage in this country.  It is, therefore, our bounden duty as a people, as members of the International Ministers and Lay Association, and as proud members of the Freedom Church to never cease to pray and to speak on behalf of the poor, disenfranchised, underprivileged, and those who cannot speak for themselves.  Let us join in solidarity, as an association, with our brothers and sisters who are protesting the multitude of injustices throughout the nation and the world by lending our voices and our prayers to that which is right, equitable and just.

"Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere."   

Reverend Dr. Anthony Witherspoon