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100+ Jacksonville Clergy Stand United for Discrimination Protection


January 8, 2016​

Press Contact: Allison Walter (913) 375-7730

100+ Jacksonville Clergy Stand United for Discrimination Protection

Ahead of bill’s introduction, clergy hold press conference in support of HRO

Jacksonville, FL — Just one day before the Human Rights Ordinance will be introduced in the Jacksonville city council, a diverse and growing coalition of more than 100 prominent faith leaders will stand united at a press conference tomorrow to voice their support of passing an expanded and inclusive HRO. Prominent supporters include Mayor Curry’s pastor Rev. Bruce Jones and expanding representation from African American clergy.

“In the stories we hear in the Bible about Jesus, he was continually restoring people to community. Community and radical hospitality are His hallmark. We as followers should be building up, rather than tearing down; Standing with the poor and marginalized of our society,” says Rev. William Hamilton, pastor St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. “That’s why I stand with a growing number of Jacksonville pastors in strong support of passing a comprehensive HRO.”  


Press conference in advance of HRO introduction in Jacksonville City Council 


Rev. Torin Dailey – First Baptist Church of Oakland 

Rev. William Hamilton – St. John’s Lutheran Church 

Rabbi Howard Tilman – Jacksonville Jewish Center

Rev. Linda Girouex – Riverside United Church of Christ 


Monday, January 11th, 12:00pm


Henry J. Klutho Park 

204 W. 3rd Street

Jacksonville, FL 32206

*Faith leaders will meet at the Mary Dillon memorial fountain 


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