Two weeks ago today, our nation witnessed a violent terrorist attack in Washington, D.C. We unequivocally proclaim that these actions were an offense against our most sacred values. These attacks threatened and continue to threaten the democratic process and place innocent lives at risk.
Today, Joseph R. Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, along with election officials across the country, affirms that the 2020 election was the most secure in our nation’s history. We call on all people of faith and goodwill (including our local, state and national leadership) to reject misinformation, demagoguery and corruption.
Ongoing lies have fed the cancer of division and white supremacy in this country; they continue to corrode our social fabric and public discourse. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon rejects such distortions, including the equivocation and dog-whistle tactics designed to further divide or cause an insurrection.
Our country is at a spiritual crossroads. Today, a new chapter in the American story starts. Regardless of political differences, may we stand united in our condemnation of violence, commitment to the peaceful transition of power, and prayer for the well-being of our country and all its people.
Britton Conroy, Director of Public Policy Advocacy
Olivia Asato, Public Policy Associate
Aaron Salzman, Public Policy Associate