CWS Statement on Charlottesville

August 12, 2017

CWS works daily to live out the gospel call to lift up people who have been marginalized by a system that perpetuates inequality. We have seen an excess in hateful rhetoric within our politics that has led to a rise in xenophobia and racism in this country as manifested this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

CWS condemns the evil of racism and white supremacy and calls upon all people of faith to offer prayers and join the effort of faith communities from all traditions in working for reconciliation, healing and racial justice in Charlottesville and beyond.