WE HAVE A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
We have a humanitarian crisis in the United States! We are compelled as people of faith to take action. There has always been human suffering, but we should always work to relieve it. We as a country are actively inflicting suffering upon others. This situation is intolerable. We must speak up against the separation of families, people being treated inhumanely, and people being marginalized because of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation/identity, or citizenship status. We abhor this injustice that is taking place here in our country where we pledge liberty and justice for all.
Unjust, inhumane treatment of immigrants, refugees and our own citizens must stop in order to protect them and to preserve our own humanity. We encourage you to join with us at Binkley Baptist Church or your own church, synagogue, mosque, temple or community group to work for the humane treatment of all people.
The Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, NC
Marcus McFaul, Senior Minister: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ginger and Dick Clifford, Key Contacts: email@example.com
Report from the Humanitarian Crisis Workgroup
- We had a wonderful turnout at Binkley on Jan. 12! Ninety-eight people, representing 23 organizations, attended our event to begin to create a strong, united, visible voice in our community --- speaking up on behalf of the marginalized people in our country and at our borders. We are hopeful that many of these organizations will join us by signing on with their organization’s name when we publish our statement again in area newspapers. Hopefully, we can create numerous ways to work together to promote love, compassion, and respect.
- Feb. 16, the Humanitarian Crisis Workgroup will meet following the 11:00 worship service in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a bag lunch. All are welcome! Susan Ketchin and Bob Winstead will debut and teach us the beautiful song that Susan has written for the cause. We will also make plans for the important next steps needed to respond to the crisis.
DONATE or ATTEND EVENTS:
- Feb. 8, HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh. Please join others carpooling from Binkley.
- Feb. 26, Dale Osbourne, Ashley Nissler, Linda and Jim Wise will travel to Lumpkin, GA to take supplies for the families of detainees and to visit with detainees in Stewart Detention Center. Talk with them if you can donate to this extremely worthy cause.
- March 7, at 11:00 Open-house at the Islamic Association of Raleigh. More information about this event will be shared at our February meeting. The theme is “Our Common CommUNITY.” It is an opportunity to show your support and also learn more about the Islamic community.