Thursday, March 17, 2016

Episcopal bishops condemning “violent forces” in 2016 political rhetoric

From Western Massachusetts-

Violent political rhetoric is causing Americans to worship a “modern false idol” of power and privilege, say bishops of the Episcopal Church. Gathering for their annual Lenten retreat in Texas, the church’s House of Bishops released a statement Tuesday condemning what they see as a political conversation that turns Americans against one another, and particularly against those who are in need.

Bishop Doug Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, was one of the authors of the “Word for the Church” statement. In a news release sent to 22News, he said that it is important for religious leaders to try to stop what they see as damaging developments in our political system.

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