Our broader United States of America collection of churches-the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches-has a committee which articulates helpful positions regarding social concerns for our churches and leaders. Because of the decentralized nature of our Fellowship, these statements are typically proposed, revisited and approved as resolutions at the time of our annual national conference each July.
Because of the gravity of the Charlottesville incident, the committee felt that a response was needed. The following information and statement was circulated and we felt it important to be shared also with the network:
Subject: FGBC SOCIAL CONCERNS: Social Concerns Committee Response to Charlottesville Incident
Date: August 21, 2017 at 1:25:12 PM PDT
To: Pastors and other Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Leaders:
We are all heartbroken by the incident in Charlottesville. Worse, subsequent events have deteriorated our nation’s fabric and our ability (willingness?) to communicate and seek reconciliation even more.