first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Diocese of Central New York] Forty-eight clergy of the Diocese of Central New York, including Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe, have co-signed an open letter to the mayors and police chiefs of Auburn, Binghamton, Cortland, Elmira, Ithaca, Syracuse, Utica and Watertown. The following letter condemns police violence against communities of color and urges an ongoing commitment to collaborative police reform.February 10, 2021We write to you as clergy and faith leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. With over 11,000 members, the Diocese includes people of diverse backgrounds, political affiliations and opinions. We find our unity in our common obedience to Jesus Christ’s commandment to love our neighbors. Love for one another is the foundation of our faith: all Episcopalians have vowed, at our baptism, to respect the dignity of every human being and to strive for justice and peace among all people.Just twelve days ago in the city of Rochester, a nine-year-old girl was brutalized and traumatized by police. This incident is part of a sinful pattern of police violence, particularly against communities of color, that plagues our Upstate New York communities and our nation. People of color witness these events and fear for their safety and for the safety of vulnerable loved ones. Children see this racist violence and fear for their lives and for their futures. As faith leaders and as heartbroken citizens, we say, “No more.” United, we are dedicated to the work of building safe communities where love, not fear, prevails.Therefore, with a renewed sense of purpose, we urge your full commitment to the ongoing process of collaborative and transparent police reform in each jurisdiction, as called for by our Governor. As faith leaders, we commit—across our own differences of opinion and political affiliation—to support you in the essential work of:providing officers with adequate and appropriate training in crisis response and nonviolent intervention;holding officers and their leaders accountable for violent and racist actions;strengthening police and community relationships;de-escalating racial and social tensions in our communities with dedicated focus on the work of anti-racism.We recognize the dedicated police officers and public servants who serve with honor and integrity and who find this situation as distressing as we do. We stand ready to work with you in establishing public safety for all our neighbors, supporting our law enforcement officials, expanding access to mental health services, strengthening our schools, reducing gun violence, and alleviating poverty so that our communities may be healed by care, not cowed by violence.Our children are watching and their future, as well as the future of our nation, depends upon what we do next. Thank you for your commitment to justice and safety for all our neighbors.In Christ,The Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe, Bishop of Central New YorkThe Rev. Shelly BannerThe Rev. Margaret K.BatesThe Rev. J. Brad BensonThe Rev. Richard A. BowerThe Rev. Julie Calhoun-BryantThe Rev. Lisa J. BusbyThe Very Rev. Catherine CarpenterThe Very Rev. Megan CastellanThe Rev. Brooks A. CatoThe Rev. Dr. Rebecca B. CoerperThe Very Rev. Christine J. DayThe Rev. Taylor D. DaynesThe Rev. Geoffrey D. DoolittleThe Rev. Dr. Rebecca DrebertThe Rev. Dcn. Kay M. DrebertThe Rev. Kathryn O. EdenThe Rev. Elizabeth EwingThe Rev. Paul FrolickThe Rev. Charles L. GroverThe Rev. G. Cole GruberthThe Rev. David HanselmanThe Very Rev. Dr. Jeffrey HaugaardThe Very Rev. Ninon N. HutchinsonThe Rev. C. James JonesThe Rev. Dcn. Patricia M. KinneyThe Rev. Jeffrey D. KnoxThe Rev. Dr. Nancy Upson LaneThe Rev. Linda M. LoganThe Rev. Glenn MahaffeyThe Rev. Philip S. MajorThe Rev. Thomas Edmund Clare MargraveThe Rev. Dr. Steven MooreThe Rev. Perry K. MounceyThe Rev. Dr. Leon C. Mozeliak, Jr.The Rev. Molly Payne-HardinThe Rev. Dcn. Dorothy PierceThe Rev. Ana Rivera-GeorgescuThe Rev. Kathlyn SchofieldThe Rev. Canon Carrie Schofield-BroadbentThe Rev. Jenny M. Scott-JonesThe Very Rev. Arthur Nick SmithThe Very Rev. Dr. Renee TembeckjianThe Rev. Steve WhiteThe Rev. Jon M. WhiteThe Rev. Anne Brett. WichelnsThe Rev. Peter A. WilliamsThe Rev. Christine V. 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