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National Faith Leader Condemns White Supremacist Violence in DC


December 14, 2020


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123

Austin Schuler, aschuler@faithinpubliclife.org, (540) 280-3393

National Faith Leader Condemns White Supremacist Violence in DC

Washington, D.C. — On Saturday, following a rally in favor of overturning the results of the presidential election, members of a white supremacist gang endorsed by President Trump hatefully attacked four churches, destroying Black Lives Matter signs. These churches included Metropolitan AME Church and Asbury United Methodist Church, both historically Black congregations, as well as Luther Place. 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life:

“From the Ku Klux Klan’s reign of terror to President Trump’s attempts to cling to power, white supremacists have always targeted faith communities, especially Black churches. Racist terror will not vanish on its own when Trump leaves office. Faith communities must work together to intentionally stamp it out. White Christians in particular have a moral responsibility to undertake this labor. God condemns white supremacy. We cannot make peace with it.”


Faith in Public Life is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality and the common good. Together, we are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level. Our network of 50,000 leaders engage in bold moral action that affirms our values and the human dignity of all.

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