A Statement from the Dean on the Violence in Charlottesville, VA
The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia during white nationalist/“Unite the Right” rallies over this past weekend is beyond distressing and disturbing. Such hate-driven violence has no legitimate place in our life as a nation and stands in stark opposition to the Gospel we proclaim and to our values as a nation. The Gospel calls us to be peacemakers and to stand up to injustice and oppression. The right to peaceful assembly and protest is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution; the right to commit violence against those who disagree with us is not.