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Response to Injustices in Ferguson, New York, and our World

December 8, 2014

As Co-Chairpersons of the Student Council at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, we work with the Student Council and Student Organizations to value the voices of the Student Body. We recognize that the body of Christ is one that welcomes all regardless of race, color, ethnicity, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. 

In light of the injustices in Ferguson and New York and throughout the world, we call on the students, faculty, and staff of Garrett-Evangelical to engage in actions that confront violence, racism, and oppression.  As followers of Jesus and as religious leaders this day marks just one of many times for action and discussion as we look to make God’s love known in our community, our nation, and our world. We support the student body of Garrett-Evangelical in challenging systems of privilege in order to create communities of justice and equality. On this day and the days that follow, we offer our prayers, presence, and support to the Garrett-Evangelical Black Seminarians (G-EBS) and other students who will participate in this struggle towards justice.  

In all these things may we act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, 

Cora Glass and Tiggs Washington

Co-Chairs of G-ETS Student Council