A STATEMENT ABOUT BALTIMORE FROM
THE RECONCILED CHURCH
Bishop Harry Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, James Robison
|ORLANDO–April 27, 2015–On the eve of the second national meeting of The Reconciled Church (TRC)–a historic multi-racial, multi-denominational and apolitical gathering of church leaders in Orlando, a growing response to Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, North Charleston, and now Baltimore–TRC founders Bishop Harry Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and James Robinson have this statement:
“What news cameras were to Civil Rights, cell phone cameras and real-time recordings are to this generation. They help ordinary Americans see the madness. Our hearts bleed for the suffering families, and not just for them. We grieve for every person who encounters injustice and brutality with no camera to show the underbelly of anger that turns standard situations into a travesty of ‘protection.’ And though we can’t give all Americans a recording device, we can give the voiceless a voice.
“Now from Ferguson, North Charleston, Baltimore and the lengthening roll call of wounded cities, we cry for justice–the lasting justice of changed minds and hearts. Black, brown and white, solutions lie not in reaction but in unified action.” — TRC Founders Bishop Harry Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and James Robison
The Reconciled Church: Healing the Racial Divide is a multiracial, multi-denominational, non-partisan expression of the Church uniting in response to current social unrest.