Faith Leaders and Faith-Based Organizations Sign On Letter Decrying Low Refugee Arrivals

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3/29/2018

President Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Trump and Members of Congress,

As more than 353 religious leaders and 76 faith-based organizations across faith traditions, we write to express our deep concern about the low level of refugees who have been resettled to the United States thus far in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18). President Trump set the U.S. refugee admissions goal at a historically low 45,000 for FY18, but as of March 29, 2018 the U.S. has resettled just over 10,000 refugees. This means that the United States is on track to provide life-saving resettlement to less than half of the people the administration promised to welcome by the end of the fiscal year. This low level of arrivals signifies an abdication of our nation’s leadership in humanitarian protection through resettlement.

We are called by our sacred texts and faith principles to love our neighbor, accompany the vulnerable, and welcome the sojourner. Our congregations, synagogues, and mosques have historically played key roles in assisting refugees with housing, language, jobs, and social supports necessary for rapid and effective resettlement into U.S. communities. Yet, our commitment to offer refuge from violence and persecution requires the moral leadership our nation was founded upon. To restrict thousands of people from seeking safety would be to forsake our nation’s values of compassion, hospitality, and welcome.

Since the inception of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in 1980, the U.S. has been an international model providing refugees protection through our historically bipartisan public-private resettlement program. The USRAP has successfully offered over 3 million refugees tools for integration and self-sufficiency to start over in safety and our communities have in turn benefitted from these individuals. As a pillar of our national foreign policy, our nation’s resettlement program represents a standard of excellence that other countries around the world look to as a touchstone for their own policies.

Refugee resettlement is an option for those who cannot return to their home country due to ongoing violence or for reasons of personal safety, and who cannot stay in the country into which they have fled. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that one million individuals meet these standards and are in need of resettlement this year. We believe it is not only our moral duty as a nation to do our fair share to welcome the world’s most vulnerable, but we know that resettling refugees is a part of advancing our nation’s strategic foreign and national security interests. In fact, refugees are the most scrutinized traveler to the United States and face the most rigorous screening someone entering this country must undergo, spending roughly two years in exhaustive vetting processes by our nation’s top security and counter-terror experts.

At no other time has our moral responsibility to uphold these principles been greater. War, conflict, and persecution have forced millions to leave their homes, creating more refugees than at any other time in global history. More than 65 million people are currently displaced, including over 22 million refugees, over half of whom are children. In a world where conflict or persecution forcibly displaces nearly 20 people every 60 seconds, our nation’s responsibility to protect vulnerable refugees is more important than ever.

People of faith are especially concerned by the implications of the historically low refugee admissions goal and the incredibly low refugee arrivals for particular populations of concern such as families seeking to reunite, religious minorities, and children. Family unity is a cornerstone of U.S. refugee resettlement, given the importance of family values in our country and the crucial role that a united family plays in refugee protection and integration, and it is unacceptable to see families being separated due to U.S. policies. Similarly, we express our deep concern for the impact of low arrivals on religious minorities, including Christians, Muslims, and others who find themselves persecuted because of their religious affiliation and are thus left without options to safely practice their faith. Finally, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) are truly the most vulnerable refugees and as the U.S. is the only country to operate a resettlement program for children, low arrivals have a unique impact on refugee children.

Faith communities in particular remain ready and eager to welcome resettled refugees and decry the policies that are preventing refugees from receiving protection at this time. Many of our faith communities have made public statements of our commitments to offer hospitality to refugees in recent months. For decades, people of faith have welcomed refugees into our homes, houses of worship, and communities. Refugees are powerful ambassadors of our founding principles of equal opportunity, religious freedom, and liberty and justice for all. Our experiences working alongside refugees mirror the statistics that demonstrate that refugees bring tangible benefits to U.S. communities by starting business, becoming homeowners, revitalizing local economies, and becoming civic leaders.

Given the many ongoing and emerging regional refugee and displacement crises around the world, people of faith will not stand by idly as the U.S. turns its back on these individuals. Refugee resettlement is a critical tool our nation can use to relieve human suffering, and we urge the administration to utilize it. As we look ahead to the final two quarters of this fiscal year, we urge the administration to do all in its power to resettle at least 45,000 refugees and to commit to resettling at least 75,000 refugees in Fiscal Year 2019. Our collective scriptural mandate and our nation’s history and capabilities as a world leader demand no less.

We pray that in your discernment, compassion for the plight of refugees will touch your hearts. We urge you to be bold in choosing moral, just policies that provide refuge for vulnerable individuals seeking protection.

Sincerely,

Faith-based organizations:

African American Ministers In Action
AJC
Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Churches
American Conference of Cantors
Anti-Defamation League
Bautistas Por La Paz
Beth Meyer Synagogue
Bethany Christian Services
Christian Community Development Association
Christian Reformed Church
Church Women United
Church World Service
Community of St. Francis
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Diocese of Chicago
Disciples Home Missions
Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
Dominican Sisters
Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
Episcopal Public Policy Network
Faith in Public Life
Faith Voices Arkansas
First Christian Church
Franciscan Action Network
Franciscan Peace Center
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Grace United Methodist Church
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters
Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregation
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform
Interfaith Partnership for Refugee Resettlement
Interfaith Worker Justice
Jesuit Refugee Service
Justice For Our Neighbors
Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission
Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Los Amigos Episcopales
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Minnesota Council of Churches
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
National Council of Jewish Women
National Justice for Our Neighbors
Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ
New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light
Pax Christi
Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Religious Sisters of Charity
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters of Charity of New York
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community
Sisters of St. Francis
Sisters of St. Joseph
Southwestern Washington Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
St. James Episcopal church
St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. Mary’s House
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Tacoma Community House
The Episcopal Church
The United Methodist Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Union for Reform Judaism
Unitarian Universalist Refugee & Immigrant Services & Education
United Church of Christ
Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence
Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)
Yakama Christain Mission

Faith Leaders

National

Rev. John L. McCullough, Church World Service
Mr. Jason Miller, Franciscan Action Network
Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church
Sr. Carmella Campione, Congregation of Saint Joseph
Rev LeDayne Polaski, Bautistas Por La Paz
Rev Margaret Rose, The Episcopal Church
Rev. Dr. Karl Travis, First Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Mary Schaller Blaufuss, United Church of Christ Humanitarian & Development Ministries
Mr John Lydon, Advent Episcopal

Arizona

Bishop Elias Galvan, United Methodist
Rev Derwent Suthers, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Sr. Patricia Ferrick, School Sr.s of Notre Dame
Pastor Don Benton
Rev. Teresa Cowan Jones, Sacred Space
Cantor Ross Wolman, Temple Chai

California

Rev Sandi John, Chico First Baptist Church
Rabbi Suzanne Singer, Temple Bethel
Rev Martha Sexton, Faith Presbyterian Church
Rev. Sandie Richards, First United Methodist Church of San Fernando
Rev. Will McGarvey, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Rev. Mary Kay Will, United Methodist Church
Rev. Heather Branton, Community Church of Atascadero, UCC
Cantor Leigh Korn, Temple Isaiah
Cantor Kay Greenwald, Congregation Beth Am
Rev. Dn. Davidson Bidwell-Waite, Episcopal Diocese of California
Anne Jensen (Rev) Anne Jensen, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Rev Susan Champion, Christ the Lord Episcopal Church
Rev. Wendy Watson, Grace Church
Rev Lucretia Jevne, St. Brigid of Kildare Episcopal Church, Rio Vista
Rev Deacon Catherind Wagar, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
Rev. Robin Poppoff, St Stephen’s in-the-Field
Rev. Jason Bense, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
Rev Zuiiko Enji, Floating Zendo
Ms Lenore Dowling, Immaculate Heart Community
Cantor Devorah Felder-Llevy, Congregation Shir Hadash
Rev Alan Strout, First United Methodist Church

Colorado

Rev. Benjamin Brooks, Westside Oaks
Rabbi Kim Harris, Congregation B’nai Chaim
Mr. Jackson Dreiling, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
Rev. Sally Megeath, St. Barnabas
Ms Anita Sanborn, Iliff School of Theology
Rev. Anita Amstutz, Anabaptist Fellowship of Alamosa

Connecticut

Rev. Deacon Thomas Mariconda, Regional Deacon Episcopal Church
Deacon Thomas Mariconda, Regional Deacon- Naugatuck Valley
Rev. Virginia Army, St. John’s Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Episcopal Church in Connecticut
Deacon Thomas Mariconda, Regional Deacon Naugatuck Valley
Sr. Elaine Betoncourt, Sr.s of St. Joseph, Chambery/West Hartford
Rev. Dana Campbell, Church of the Holy Trinity
Rabbi/Cantor Dan Sklar, Temple Israel
Rev. Deacon Thomas Mariconda, Regional Deacon Episcopal Church

Florida

Rev. Richard Proctor, Christ the King Episcopal  Church
Rev. Wilifred Allen-Faiella, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Mrs. Astrida Miller, St Christopher’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Patricia Ashley, Ms.
Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer, Congregation of Reform Judaism

Georgia

Archdeacon Carole Maddux, Diocese of Atlanta

Idaho

Rev. Sara LaWall, Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Rev. Marcus Schlegel-Preheim, Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship
Rev. Karen Hernandez, The United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Andrew Kukla, First Presbyterian Church
Rev. Marci Glass, South Minster Presbyterian church
Rev. Sara LaWall, Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Rev. Marcus Schlegel-Preheim, Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship

Illinois

Rev. Carol McVetty, American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago
Rev. Roger Allen Nelson Roger Nelson, Hope CRC
Interpreter Ken Olson, Lord of Life Lutherean
Sr. Rose Therese Nolta, Holy Spirit Missionary Sr.s, USA-JPIC
Cantor Faryn Kates Rudnick, Temple Beth-El
Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer, St. John’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Kristofer Avise-Rouse, St. Paul United Church of Christ
Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer, St. John’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Jacqueline Lynn, Christ Church
Rev. Lee Gaede, St. Andrew’s Pentecost Episcopal Church
Rabbi Sidney Helbraun, Temple Beth-El
Rev. Janice West

Indiana

Rev. Mollie Williams, Trinity Episcopal Church
Rev. Jennifer Riggs, Central Christian Church
Rev. Dr. Lanny Lawler, Minister, Christian Church Disciples of Christ
Rev. Doctor Patricia Donahoo, Disciples Women
Rev. Mollie Williams, Trinity Episcopal Church

Iowa

Rev. Suzanne Hall Stotu, First Christian Church
The Right Rev. Alan Scarfe, Episcopal Diocese of Iowa
Rev. Marion Pruitt-Jefferson, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Rev. Dan Hanson, St. Paul Lutheran
Rev. Suzanne Hall Stotu, First Christian Church
The Right Rev. Alan Scarfe, Episcopal Diocese of Iowa
Rev. Marion Pruitt-Jefferson, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Rev. Dan Hanson, St. Paul Lutheran
Rev. Suzanne Hall Stotu, First Christian Church
The Right Rev. Alan Scarfe, Episcopal Diocese of Iowa
Dr. Ronald Zoutendam, Bethel Reformed church
The Right Rev. Christopher Epting, New Song Episcopal Church
Rev- Deacon Chuck Lane

Kansas

Rev. Lois Harder, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite
Elder Ken Grenz, Great Plains Conference

Kentucky

Minister Provincial Janet Fedders, Third Order, Society of St. Francis, Province of the Americas
Rev Anne Vouga, St Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Rick Axtell, Chaplain, Centre College
Rev. Kent Gilbert, Union Church
Rev Gary Cook, Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
Rev Merry P. Jones Merry Jones, The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Rev. Jose Luis Casal, Presbyterian Church USA
Rev. Amber Inscore Essick, Port Royal Baptist Church
Rev. Rachel Small Stokes, Immanuel United Church of Christ
The Venerable. Bryant Kibler, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
Sr. Nancy Surma, Sr.s of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio

Maine

Fr. Jonathan Appleyard, Diocese of Maine
Rev. Jane White-Hassler, St. James Episcopal Church, Old Town, ME

Maryland

Rev. Patricia Hollinger, Church of the Brethren/Quaker
Sr. Patricia Kirk, OSB, Benedictine Sr.s of Baltimore
Sr. Mary Beth Hamm, SSJ, Sr.s of St. Joseph
Mrs. Toni Moore- Duggan, Racial Justice Circle and St. Ignatius Catholic Community
Sr. Cecilia Cyford, Sr. of Saint Joseph
Rev. Patricia Hollinger, Church of the Brethren/Quaker
Rev. Julie Wilson, Calvary UMC
Sr. Marie Lucey, Sr.s of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Rev. Michael Creighton, St. Anne’s
Sr. Linda Stilling, SSND
Rev. Leslie Watson Malachi, Nephesh Ministries
Ernestine Aberle , Bel Air Methodist Church

Massachusetts

Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird, First Baptist Church Jamaica Plain
Rev. Steve Garnaas-Holmes, St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church
Rev. Victoria Ix, Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
Rabbi Yaakov Komisar, Gann Academy
Bishop Douglas Fisher, Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
Rev. Eliot Moss, Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
Rev. Deacon Terry Hurlbut, All Saints Episcopal Church
Rev. Jane Beebe, Grace Episcopal Chuch
Rev Canon William Parnell, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Rev. William Graham, St. Peter’s, Beverly, MA
Rev. Jacqueline Clark, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Matt Carriker, Agape Spiritual Community
Rev. Rob Mark, Church of the Covenant
Canon Steve Abdow, Episcopal Diocese of Western
Rev. Dr. Janet Zimmerman, Grace Episcopal Church in the Southern Berkshires
Rabbi Liza Stern, Congregation Eitz Chayim
Sr. Betty Cawley, Sr.s of St. Joseph of Boston
Warden Margot Sanger, St. John’s Episcopal Church
The Rev. Linda Taupier, Christ Church Cathedral

Michigan

Rev. Kate Kooyman, Christian Reformed Church Office of Social Justice
Pastor Randy Buursma, First Christian Reformed Church
Rev. Kris Van Engen, New Community Fourth Reformed Church
Rev. Matthew Stob, Maranatha Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Amy Schenkel, Spirit Church
Rev. Benjamin Bruins, Trinity Reformed Church
Rev. Elizabeth Vander Haagen, Boston Square Christian Reformed Church
Rev. Dr. Tanner Smith, Harbor Life Church
Rev. Sarah Van Zetten Bruins, Trinity Reformed Church
Rev Brian Chace, Trinity Episcopal Church
Rev. Susan Rich, Trinity Episcopal Church
Rev. Wayne Shearier, Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Minnesota

Rev. Dr. Theresa Mason, United Methodist Church
Rev. Andrew Yackel, Urland Lutheran Church
Sr. Sharon White, Sr. of St. Francis
Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries, Mayflower United Church of Christ
Rev. Jennifer Amy-Dressler, The Duluth Congregational Church
Rev. Donen Ted O’Toole, Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
Rev. Dr. Neil Elliott, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
Mr. Louis Schoen, Gethsemane Episcopal Church
Ms. Mary Kozmik, St Paul’s Monastery
Sr. Frances Reichenberger, Sr.s of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio
The Rev Dr Paula Nordhem, United church of Christ NS

Missouri

Rev Frank Sierra, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Sr. Carol Boschert, Sr.s of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon
Rev. Francis Krebs, Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Rev. Dr. Kathryn Nix, Trinity UMC
Rev. Jan O’Neil Janet O’Neil, St. Timothy’s Episcopal
Sr. Anna Marie Reha, School Sr. of Notre Dame

Nebraska

Rev. Megan Morrow, Nebraska Synod, ELCA
Coordinator Andrea Paret, The United Methodist Church

Nevada

Rev Jon Davidson, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Ms. Sheila Freed, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

New Hampshire

Rev. Dr. Robert Stiefel, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Dover
Rev. Grace Burson, Episcopal Church of New Hampshire

New Jersey

Rabbi Hannah Orden, Congregation Beth Hatikvah
Rev. Seth-Kaper Dale, The Reformed Church of Highland Park
Rev. Dr. Debra Brewin-Wilson, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Rev. David Jahnke, Fanwood Presbyterian
Rabbi Ira Dounn, Signing on Individually
Vestry Member Craig Clark, The Church of the Good Shepherd
Rev. Helen Orlando, Deacon, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Drew Harrison, First Presbyterian Church

New Mexico 

Rev. Dr. Antonio Aja, Westminster Presbyterian Church
Rev. Sue Joiner, First Congregational United Church of Christ
Rev. Erica Lea-Simka, Albuquerque Mennonite Church

New York

Dr, Georgette F. Bennett, Founder, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees
Rev. Ned Wight, UU Congregation at Shelter Rock
Rev. Susan Anderson-Smith, St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell, Church of the Ascension
Rev. Bruce Tischler, Hudson River Presbytery
Rabbinical Student Salem Pearce, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Greater New York Labor Religion Voalitipn
Rev. Kathy Donley, Emmanuel Baptist Church
Fr. John P. Duffell, The Church of the Blessed Sacrament
Cantor Joshua Breitzer, Congregation Beth Elohim
Fr. William Cooper, St. Thomas Church
Rev. Dr. Langdon Hubbard, First Presbyterian Church
Rabbi Drorah Setel, Temple Emanu-El
Mr. Jerry Rivers, Church of Christ
Sr. Carol De Angelo, Sr.s of Charity of New York

North Carolina

Rev. Christine Payden-Travers, Episcopal Church
Rev. Curt Lowndes, The Gathering Church
Rev. Dr. Kate Davelaar Guthrie, New Creation Community
Rev. Martha Brimm, Chapel of the Cross
Mrs. Julia Bates Toone, Director of Christian Education.
Rabbi Larry Bach, Judea Reform Congregation
Rev. Dr. Deb Blackwood, Liaison for Refugee Ministries Episcopal Diocese
Rev. Jaye White, North Carolina Conference UMC

Ohio

Rev. Anne Reed, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Dr. Norman Ekberg, St Anne Episcopal Church
Sr. Sheila Marie Tobbe, Ursuline Sr.s of Cleveland
Sr. Patricia Gardner, Sr.s of St. Francis
Rev. Dr. James Moos, Wider Church Ministries, United Church of Christ
Rev. Rebecca Tollefson, Grace Community Fellowship
Sr.r Patricia Corbett, Congregation of St. Joseph
Rev. Dr. Suzanne Allen, United Methodist
Rev. Mary Carson, St. James Episcopal Church
Rev. Jane Gerdsen, Diocese of Southern Ohio
Rev. Kate Shaner, First Community Church
Sr. Geraldine Nowak, OSF, Sr.s of St. Francis, Sylvania, OH
Sr. Gerladine Paulszak
Rev. Thomas Fehr, Community of the Transfiguration
Sr. Fidelis Rubbo, Sr.s of St. Francis
Dr. Shannon Schrein, Sr.s of St. Francis
Sr. Joan Jurski,OSF, Sr.s of St.Francis, Sylvania
Sr. Maria Spino, Sr.s of St. Francis
Sr. Judith Zielinski, Sr.s of St Francis
Sr. Rebecca La Point, Sr.s of St. Francis
Sr. Patricia Corbett, Congregation of St. Joseph
Sr. Marguerite Polcyn, Sr.s of St. Francis
Sr. Valerie Grondin, Sr.s of St. Francis, Sylvania
Sr. Margretta Wojcik, Sr.s of St. Francis
Sr. Carolyn Giera, Sr.s of St. Francis
Sr. Diane Sobczak, Sr.s of St. Francis
Sr. Joan Lang, Congregation of St. Joseph
Sr. Brigid O’Shea Merriman, OSF, PhD Sr. Brigid O’Shea Merriman, Sr.s of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio
Sr. Barbara Vano, Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania

Oklahoma

Rev. Tim Blodgett, Southminster Presbyterian Church
Rev. Sally Houck, Salem Lutheran Church
Rev. John Bain, First Christian Church

Oregon

Roshi Mushin Terris, Sangha Jewel Zen Center
Rev. Dave Bean, Pioneer United Methodist Church
Rev. John Scannell, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Rev. Dennis james Sagun Parker+, St. David of Wales
Rev. Dr. James Boston, St. George Episcopal Church
Rev. Charlotte Wells, the Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal
Rev. Karen Hill, First Presbyterian Church
Rev. Deacon Linda Goertz, Christ Church Episcopal Parish
Dr Nathan Jeanne Stringer, Jeanne Stringer
The Rev. Dr. James Boston, St. George Episcopal Church

Pennsylvania

Rev. Canon Maria Tjeltveit, Episcopal Church of the Mediator
Rev. John Ward-Diorio, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Rev. Randy Orso, Interfaith LGBTI Clergy Association
Rev. Sharon Williams, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life
Rev. Paul Hagedorn, ELCA
Rev. Sandra Strauss, Market Square Presbyterian Church
Rev. Barbara Kelley, St. James Episcopal Church
Rev. Clifford Johnston, Chapel of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal)
Rev. Rebecca Barnes, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Pastor Bruce Gillette, Overbrook Presbyterian Church
Rev. Greg Davidson Laszakovits, Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
Sr. Ruth Harkins, Sr.s, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sr. Kathleen Burns, Congregation of Sr.s, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sr. Patricia Lowery, Medical Mission Sr.s
Sr. Mary Ann Adams, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sr. Anna Louise Schuck, Sr.s of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill.
Rev. Carol Dague, Lititz Moravian Congregation
Rev. Linda S Trout, Zion Lutheran Church
Sr. Kate O’Donnell Kate O’Donnell, JPIC Committee of the Sr.s of St. Francis
Rev. Anne Thatcher, Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Rev. Mrs. Charlotte Whiting, Salem United Church of Christ of Rohrerstown
Rev. Dr. Mary Lynnette Delbridge Lynnette Delbridge, Central Moravian Church
Sr. Eleanor Marconi, Congregation of the Sr.s, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Rev. Paul Hagedorn, ELCA
Sr. Beverly Hmel, Sr.s, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sr. Minnette Weldinh, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Ms. Maria Ceci

Rhode Island

Rev. Michael Coburn, Church of the Ascension
Rev. Dr. David Ames, St. Martin’s Church
Rev. Kurt Walker, Chapel Street UCC
Rev Michael Coburn, Church of the Ascension

South Carolina

Rev. Gregory Godsey, Saint Francis Old Catholic Church

Tennessee

Rev. Chris Brice, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Rev. Anne Apple, Presbyterian Church
Rev. Clay Calhoun, Church of the Holy Apostles
Pastor Larry Dipboye, Grace Covenant Church
Rev Meghan Holland, Trinity Episcopal Church
Rev. Rebekah Abel Lamar, Idlewild Presbyterian Church

Texas

Rev. Linda Shelton, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church,Retired
Sr. Mary K. Mahowald, Sr.
Rev. Charles H. Hubbard, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Rev. Dr. Paul Ziese, MacArthur Park Lutheran Church
Mrs. Cindy Wu, Access ECC
Sr. Ceil Roeger, Dominican Sr.s of Houston
Mr. Fred Ellis, The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
Rev. Dr. John Elford, University United Methodist Church
Sr. JT Dwyer, Roman Catholic
Rev. Dr. Kurt Friederich, Ascension Lutheran
Rev. Caroline Hamilton-Arnold, Christian Church
Sr. Sharon Altendorf, Union of Sr.s of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary US Province
Rev. Vickey Gibbs, Resurrection MCC
Dr. Karen Packard, Cedar Park First United Methodist Church
Rev G. Thomas Luck, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Rev. Canon Dr Robert Brooks, St. Alban’s Church
Rev. Dr. Becky Edmiston-Lange, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church

Vermont

The Venerable Catherine Cooke, The Rev
Rev. Deacon Lucy Pellegrini, Diocese of Vermont
Rev. Heidi Edson, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Virginia

Rev. Dr. John Copenhaver, Virginia United Methodist Church
Rev. Alexis Kassim, Little River UCC
Sr. Anne Mack, Bon Secours
Rev. Timothy Seamans, Episcopal High School
Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill, Tidewater Chavurah
Rev. Eric Anspaugh, Antioch Church of the Brethren
Rev B. Cayce Ramey, All Saints Episcopal Church Sharon Chapel
Rev. Lucia Lloyd, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Washington

Pastor Anne Hall, Lutheran Church in the San Juans
Rev. Catharine Reid, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Jenny Rake-Marona
Ms. Dawn Sample, St. Theresa Parish
Rev. Canon Bill Osborne, St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Sanford Hampton, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Rev Beverly Hosea, Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Rev. Gregory William Peters, Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Rebecca Scott, St Benedict
Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Yates, Disciples of Christ Chaplain Endorsing Officer

Washington, DC

Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, National City Christian Church
Mr. Jason Miller, Franciscan Action Network
Rev. Sally Sarratt, Calvary Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Stephen Gentle, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Rev. Monte Hillis, National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

West Virginia

Rabbi Victor Urecki, B’nai Jacob Synagogue

Wisconsin

Rev. Glenn Danz, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Rev. Tina Lang, !st United Methodist Church
Rev. Susan Myoyu Andersen, Great Plains Zen Center

Wyoming

Rev Leigh Earle, Christ Episcopal Church