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Oklahoma faith leaders speak out on Charlottesville

The Rev. Anthony Jordan, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director-treasurer [Photo provided]
The Rev. Anthony Jordan, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director-treasurer [Photo provided]
In the aftermath of the events surrounding the Aug. 12 white nationalist protest and a counter protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, several Oklahoma religious leaders and organizations have released related statements.

I've compiled those that I know about here:

Oklahoma Methodist Bishop Jimmy Nunn [Photo provided]
Oklahoma Methodist Bishop Jimmy Nunn [Photo provided]

 -- Aug. 24 Baptist Messenger "Perspective" column by the Rev. Anthony Jordan, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director-treasurer: "Responding to Charlottesville"

-- The Rt. Rev. Ed Konieczny, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma in Aug. 12 "A Message From Bishop Ed: Charlottesville, Virginia" 

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-- The Rev. Jimmy Nunn, bishop of the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference and Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference released a statement entitled "A response and call to action against racism."   

-- The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City released the following statement:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City was heartbroken to see the hateful rhetoric and violence which occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Jewish tradition teaches us that each human being was created in the image of G-d.

 We are committed to believing that each person, regardless of their immutable characteristics, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

 We mourn the loss of life. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the families who suffered the loss of a loved one and to those who were injured; we wish the injured a refuah shlemah, a full and speedy recovery.

 Hateful rhetoric and violence can never be accepted as "normal" in a civil society. We are encouraged by all who are speaking out against this American tragedy. We hope, standing up and speaking out together will lead us closer to tikkun olam, helping to repair our very broken world.

 

Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

 

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A photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during a white nationalist rally, sits on the ground at a memorial the day her life was celebrated at the Paramount Theater, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during a white nationalist rally, sits on the ground at a memorial the day her life was celebrated at the Paramount Theater, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)"><figcaption>Mourners arrive for a memorial service for Heather Heyer, who was killed during a white nationalist rally, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a830cce26deabdbf071c0bdfca85b473.jpg" alt="Photo - From left, Shannon Sutherland, 11, Whitney Sutherland and Jacob Sutherland, 8, light their candles before a vigil outside the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe, La., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. The vigil was held in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Hannah Baldwin/The News-Star via AP)" title="From left, Shannon Sutherland, 11, Whitney Sutherland and Jacob Sutherland, 8, light their candles before a vigil outside the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe, La., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. The vigil was held in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Hannah Baldwin/The News-Star via AP)"><figcaption>From left, Shannon Sutherland, 11, Whitney Sutherland and Jacob Sutherland, 8, light their candles before a vigil outside the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe, La., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. The vigil was held in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Hannah Baldwin/The News-Star via AP)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-517feaab0a2285f85e63b2457fd44f92.jpg" alt="Photo - Greg Sherburne holds an umbrella over Melissa Jeanne Byer as she props up flowers next to photographs of those killed in Charlottesville prior to a vigil outside the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe, La., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. The vigil was held in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Hannah Baldwin/The News-Star via AP)" title="Greg Sherburne holds an umbrella over Melissa Jeanne Byer as she props up flowers next to photographs of those killed in Charlottesville prior to a vigil outside the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe, La., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. The vigil was held in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Hannah Baldwin/The News-Star via AP)"><figcaption>Greg Sherburne holds an umbrella over Melissa Jeanne Byer as she props up flowers next to photographs of those killed in Charlottesville prior to a vigil outside the Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe, La., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. The vigil was held in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Hannah Baldwin/The News-Star via AP)</figcaption></figure>
Carla Hinton

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide... Read more ›

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