We call on all people of goodwill who know this administration’s “zero tolerance” policy is evil to follow the poor people of this nation who have led us in civil disobedience over the past six weeks.
By turning swords into plowshares and guns into garden tools, we’re advocating for an altogether different approach to violence in our country. An approach that elevates the Sermon on the Mount over the 2nd Amendment.
I will not be surprised if I hear that my son mistreats a woman or a girl, or if my son is involved in sexual harassment. I will remember that even though he is my beloved son, he is also a product of his culture, and I will care for the women and girls, and I will not attempt to discredit their truth, even if it harms my son.
We publicly declare that what we hold in common in this confession is threatened by the festering infection of Eurocentric white nationalism and white supremacy.
We need to pray for the brothers and sisters who articulate the ugly values that were broadcast over television sets around the world, demonstrating that in America the problem of racism has been in no way resolved.