Binkley's Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in the USA

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:  marcus@binkleychurch.org

Ginger and Dick Clifford, Key Contacts:  gclifford1965@gmail.com

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

 

Planning Meeting for the Humanitarian Crisis

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019, following the 11:00 worship service, we will gather in the Fellowship Hall around 12:30. Please bring a bag lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided. After publishing our statement in local newspapers, we are organizing ways to put our words into action.

Current efforts:

Group #1 - planning an event at Binkley that includes other religious and moral organizations. Group #2 - spreading the word through all forms of media (TV, radio, newspapers, social media, op eds., banners, posters, etc.). We also hope to have a poster-making event in conjunction with collecting more supplies for the Stewart Detention Center.

Group #3 - organizing a way to coordinate volunteer opportunities, places to donate, upcoming events, etc. We also hope to reactivate our postcard writing to members of congress. Group #4 - working on different ways that music and the arts can be used to express and strengthen our voice to support the marginalized. Join us and pick a group that interests you!

All Are Welcome!

 

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