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June 19, 2015

Raymond Lawrence, CPSP General Secretary, Response to Charleston, SC Tragedy

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The ghastly event at Mother Emanuel AME Church Thursday in Charleston, South Carolina, was an unspeakable act of violence seemingly motivated explicitly by racial hatred.

We must do all we can to counter these kinds of outrageous assaults, and to be united with those who are victimized by them.

This incident calls attention to the disturbing rise of both overt and covert hostility in this country, particularly directed against racial minorities and the poor.

We in CPSP must do all we can to be in solidarity with the abused, the assaulted, and the oppressed. This is our moral and our prophetic pastoral responsibility.

I call for all in CPSP as well as those beyond the boundaries of our community, to renew our commitment to work toward a just and loving community for all people, with special concern for racial minorities and the poor among us.


Raymond J. Lawrence, General Secretary
College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Raymond J. Lawrence, General Secretary
College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
raymondlawrence@gmail.com

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at June 19, 2015 1:04 PM

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