June 2, 2020

This past week has been a particularly difficult one.

We struggle for words that capture our emotions over the death of yet another person of color at the hands of those sworn to protect us, as well as the tragic loss of life disproportionately born by communities of color due to Covid-19. We wake up to disgusting reports of peaceful protesters being intimidated by those in positions of power. We have no words. 

Yet, silence is not an option.

We want our followers and supporters to know that Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake stands in solidarity with those working to make this world a better and more just place for ALL people. We will continue in our efforts to illuminate and address environmental injustices as well as work with our staff and board to ensure we are doing our part to break down structures of systemic racism.

These times call for fervent hope rooted in a vision for the society and world we want to see - an active hope expressing our faith’s commitment to a just society and respect for humanity and for the earth upon which we all depend.

In our steadfast commitment to justice, 

Jodi Rose
Executive Director
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake