Presiding Bishop joins other NCC leaders in call for President…

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The full letter, distributed by the National Council of Churches, follows.January 8, 2021Our faith instructs us to take seriously positions of leadership, not to lead others astray and to be careful about what we say and do. In Philippians 2:3-4 we are taught to, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”President Donald J. Trump’s actions and words have endangered the security of the country and its institutions of government by inciting a violent, deadly, seditious mob attack at the U.S. Capitol. His words and actions have placed the lives of the people he is supposed to serve in grave danger to advance his own interests. Further, he not only failed to stop or condemn the attack after the Capitol had been stormed but instead encouraged the mob by calling them patriots. This domestic terrorist attack resulted in at least five deaths, including a Capitol Police Officer, and more than a dozen police officers injured. The desecration of the Capitol building was also disgraceful and reprehensible.For the good of the nation, so that we might end the current horror and prepare the way for binding up the nation’s wounds, we, as leaders of the member communions of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), believe the time has come for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to resign his position immediately. If he is unwilling to resign, we urge you to exercise the options provided by our democratic system.In addition, we recognize the need to hold responsible not only those who invaded the Capitol, but also those who supported and/or promoted the President’s false claims about the election, or made their own false accusations.We grieve for our country at this difficult time and continue to pray for the safety and security, and ultimately the healing of our nation. Holding those who have abused their power and participated in these immoral and tragic actions, in particular the President of the United States, is one step toward healing.Signed,Jim Winkler, General Secretary and PresidentNational Council of ChurchesRev. Dr. John C. DorhauerGeneral Minister and President, United Church of ChristChair, National Council of Churches Governing BoardBishop W. Darin MoorePresiding Bishop, AME Zion ChurchImmediate Past Chair, National Council of ChurchesBishop Teresa Jefferson-SnortonChristian Methodist Episcopal ChurchVice Chair, National Council of ChurchesRev. Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and PresidentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Rev. Dr. Néstor Gómez,The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Rev. Paula Clayton Dempsey, Director of Partnership RelationsAlliance of BaptistsBishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding BishopEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMost Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding BishopThe Episcopal ChurchSenior Bishop Lawrence ReddickChristian Methodist Episcopal ChurchBishop Sally Dyck, Ecumenical Officer of the Council of BishopsThe United Methodist ChurchRev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst, Ecumenical Staff OfficerThe United Methodist ChurchRev. Eddy Alemán, General SecretaryReformed Church in AmericaRev. Jane Siebert, PresidentSwedenborgian Church of North AmericaHis Eminence Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Ecumenical Director and Diocesan LegateThe Armenian Church, Eastern Diocese of AmericaDr. Kimberly BrookAfrican Methodist Episcopal ChurchRev. Richard TafelSwedenborgian ChurchCarole Collins, Director of OperationAlliance of BaptistsReverend Brenda Girton-MitchellProgressive National Baptist ConventionRev. Dr. W. Franklyn RichardsonChair, Conference of National Black ChurchesStephen M. Veazey, President (Head of Communion)Community of ChristHis Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California and Secretary of the Holy SynodAssyrian Church of the EastBishop Francis Krebs, Presiding BishopEcumenical Catholic CommunionRev. Dr. James Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church (USA) Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Presiding Bishop joins other NCC leaders in call for President Donald Trump’s removal from office AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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