Saturday, November 12, 2016

R.I. Episcopal bishop seeks to quell political rancor

From Rhode Island-

In the wake of the presidential election and the bitter divisions exposed throughout the country, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island is calling for people to show respect for each other and not delve into hateful language.

The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, who leads the diocese encompassing 53 congregations in Rhode Island, acknowledged on Friday the turmoil and heated rhetoric over the election.

"Our country is deeply divided along regional, racial, gender and economic lines. The divisions are real and painful," Knisely said in a statement. "The divisions are ending friendships and threatening family relationships. There are people in our communities and congregations who are delighted and people who are devastated. The emotions are real and raw, and their intensity is hard for some to understand.

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