Our newly formed Racial Justice Committee has drafted a public statement on inclusion and diversity and sent it to local news outlets.
To the community,
At this time when people of Asian descent, locally and across America, are being victimized by racist words and acts, we denounce this and all racism as sin. We decry all words, acts, or policies that perpetuate racism and pray that those committing such acts realize their wrongdoing. Join us in standing in solidarity with our Asian neighbors. We pray for the victims, that they feel the support of the majority of the community and country, and that witnesses of such acts speak up when they encounter injustice.
At Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Princeton Junction we value the richness of God’s creation and offer a radical welcome to ALL people, appreciating our common humanity and our differences. We do not view diversity as a barrier to unity. We recognize and will challenge dynamics that create fear or barriers to participation and equity in our church and/or society. In this time of uncertainty and fear, we pray for unity.
The Racial Justice Committee (Nancy Reyes, Chair)
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
March 26, 2020