The recent images and the voices of Charlottesville, and the reactions to them, have been burned into our minds and pierced our hearts, giving evidence to both the depths and the heights of the human spirit.
We would like to offer here the reflections of our sister IPL affiliate in Virginia…as we stand, speak and act in caring, uplifting and sustaining UNITY.
Virginia Interfaith Power & Light’s Board of Directors and members are heartbroken over the events we witnessed this past weekend in Charlottesville. We are deeply troubled by the hatred and violence which led to the senseless death of Heather Heyer, who courageously went to Charlottesville to replace hatred with love and to call for the dismantling of white supremacy. We offer our prayers and sympathy to her family, friends, and community, and we are grateful for her life and commitment to the work of justice. We also grieve with all Virginians over the deaths of Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot, Berke M. M. Bates and hold their families in prayer, asking for comfort at their loss in the line of duty. (read more)