August 15, 2018
Dear Friends and Servants of the Oregon Synod,
We gathered at 10 AM yesterday in a nearby park. We heard stories of ICE detainees at Sheridan Federal Prison and talked about why we were here. We prayed. Liaisons who would speak to the press were identified so we could refer reporters to them. Volunteers trained to direct and police us were thanked. Some participants wore blue vests that said, "ACLU Legal Monitor." I was most interested, though, in the pledge we all took. Wednesday,
Please check out this link to read the entire letter written by our Oregon Synod Bishop, Bp. Dave Brauer-Rieke
Oregon Synod - ELCA.
"I will treat each person (including workers, police, and media) with respect; I will connect with people and attempt to win hearts & minds; I will not use violence, threats or insulting language ..."