Call on the Orthodox Episcopal Assembly to Condemn Racism
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The race riots in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12th show us the hideous and terrifying reality that racism, Nazism and white supremacy are alive and well with us today. In solidarity with the 1872 pan-Orthodox Synod in Constantinople that condemned phyletism, Orthodox Christians have called for The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America to condemn the violence and racism that was on display, support the teaching of the Church and the values of our nation that "All men are created equal" and stand with Christ in condemning this unqualified evil.
Unfortunately, not only has no response been forthcoming, but the Assembly deleted the Facebook posts of those calling for a statement and disabled visitor posts for their page. If the Assembly is unable to make this most basic stand for the Gospel, it is the job of the Orthodox laity to hold them to account for their complicity in this spirit of antichrist.
Sign this petition and urge our hierarchs to denounce hate, violence and racism and stand with the witness of the Gospel of our Lord to love all people.
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