Standing Together in Faith  and Solidarity: A Statement from members of the Parsippany Clergy Council

PARSIPPANY — In response to the horrific attack on innocent worshipers at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand last week, we, a group of clergy and faith leaders of Parsippany houses of worship have come together to stand in solidarity with the victims of terrorism and to affirm the right of all people to live and to worship in freedom.  We renew our determination to nurture Parsippany as a community that celebrates the individuality and diversity of all who live here. We reject all bigotry, prejudice and intolerance and in love invite all members and leaders of houses of worship to come together in solidarity, peace and compassion.

Reverend Donald A. Bragg
Pastor, Parsippany Presbyterian Church

Rev. Thomas M. Hart
Minister, Parsippany Christian Church

Reverend Jeff Edwards
Pastor, Parsippany United Methodist Church

Reverend Amanda Hemenetz
Pastor, The United Methodist Church at Mount Tabor

Reverend Fred Lentz
Pastor, St. Andrew Lutheran Church

Reverend David J. Pickens
Pastor, St. Ann Roman Catholic Church

Rabbi Moshe Rudin
Adath Shalom Congregation

Reverend Susan Saucedo Sica
Vicar, St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church

Rabbi Andrew R. Sklarz, MSW
Temple Beth Am

Reverend Dr. Stacie Turk
Pastor, First Baptist Community Church