Dear Sisters, Brothers, Siblings,
Grace and peace be with you in Jesus, our Crucified and Risen Saviour!
I had the opportunity to participate in an “Interfaith Moment of Action” this morning, 21 March, at the Indiana Statehouse along with ten other faith and civic leaders encouraging our legislators to act responsibly and effectively in address the pending Hate Crime Legislation.
Regrettably, Indiana is one of five states that has failed to pass legislation that protect, by name, the most vulnerable of our citizens…who have been injured and killed in Indiana because of their race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation and gender identity. This is especially important, given the killing of 50 Muslim persons in Christchurch…in Aotearoa New Zealand last Friday.
I was humbled to be a witness with so many others, including Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. I encourage you to call your representatives and senators to take action on this important legislation for our state.
Blessings during the Lenten days…