Bishop Lewis issues statement in response to Charlottesville events

 Aug. 12, 2017--In conjunction with the disturbing events in Charlottesville, Va., Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, resident bishop of the Richmond Episcopal Area, issued the following statement: 

At a time when fear and hate are so readily in our faces, I would ask that you pray with me. Pray for the loss of life and the injured. Pray for those acting from hate. Pray for calmer heads to surface. We, as The United Methodist Church, must witness to others what prayer can do in times of fear and hate. Charlottesville is a city hurting in many ways, so we pray for the restoration of calm, civil order for the community and its people today and in the days ahead. 

 

 

 

 

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