October 13, 2015
In light of recent protests targeted at Muslims, UCC General Minister and President John C. Dorhauer affirms that the United Church of Christ stands in full solidarity with people of the Muslim faith. “Their contribution to religion, to peace, to humanity and to the goodness of all is to be celebrated. The United Church of Christ deplores the narrow-mindedness that fails to see this and seeks instead to engender fear, hatred and anxiety. Please reach out to those leaders and let them know of your love and support.”
These actions are consistent with the UCC’s 2011 General Synod resolution, “On Actions of Hostility Against Islam and the Muslim Community” and our 1989 affirmation of relationship with the Muslim community.