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EDITOR’S NOTE: On October 1-2, 2019, Pink Letter Christians gathered in Goldsboro, North Carolina for a Pink Letter Revival to elevate up Jesus and justice. Whereas President Trump has claimed a “revival” of evangelical help for him as he faces an impeachment inquiry, our revival within the lengthy custom of prophetic Christianity impressed religion leaders to make this joint assertion in help of shining the sunshine of reality via the impeachment inquiry.

As we problem this #PrayForTruth assertion collectively, we commit to hope for our members of Congress and the impeachment inquiry whereas they’re house of their districts this coming Sunday, October 13th. We encourage religion communities to ask their Congressional consultant to hitch them for aNationwide Day of Prayer, learn the assertion aloud, and pray for individuals who bear the accountability of shining the sunshine of reality on this second.

As Christians in america of America, we be part of collectively as folks of religion to precise our conviction that an impeachment inquiry is important to disclose the reality, maintain President Donald J. Trump and different public officers accountable, and bolster democracy in america. We welcome the sunshine of reality, honesty, and transparency that this second affords our nation, no matter could also be revealed. We name for an open inquiry that shines gentle on this administrations dealings behind closed doorways and petition folks of religion and integrity to hitch us in calling forth this gentle.

I’m the sunshine of the world. Whoever follows me won’t ever stroll in darkness, however may have the sunshine of life, Jesus stated (John 8:12). Jesus phrases and ministry spotlight the connection between reality and the well-being of the poor, the sick, the immigrant, the imprisoned, and the earth. Likewise, we who observe Jesus should make seen that any Presidents violation of his oath of workplace would hurt essentially the most susceptible amongst us.

The present impeachment inquiry is targeted particularly on whether or not President Trump solicited assist from a international authorities in his 2020 re-election marketing campaign, buried proof of that solicitation, after which attacked the whistleblowers and Congressional representatives who introduced proof to gentle. The constitutional course of that offers the U.S. Congress energy to research and take a look at a sitting President is required on this second, as a result of none of us can know the total reality other than this course of. However we have now already seen sufficient to know that the accusations are each severe and credible.

Whereas President Trump claims there’s an evangelical revival supporting him, we all know there’s additionally a revival of individuals of religion whose dedication to reality stays robust and vigilant. We’re Christians who resolutely affirm Jesus teachings of justice, love, and equality echoed within the fundamental values on the coronary heart of our democracy. This isn’t a matter of partisanship, however of deepest precept.

For the sake of our nations integrity and essentially the most susceptible in our society, we name on fellow Christians to help the present impeachment inquiry. Now could be the time to shine the sunshine of reality. Please be part of us in praying that the reality can be revealed and set us all free.

Dr. Efrain Agosto, New York Theological Seminary
Dr. Neomi De Anda, College of Dayton
Rev. Amanda Hambrick Ashcraft, Center Collegiate Church
Dr. Brian Bantum, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, Repairers of the Breach
Rev. Jennifer Barrows, Retired, Episcopal Diocese of Albany
Dr. Nancy E. Bedford, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Moses Biney, New York Theological Seminary
Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, United Church of Christ
Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Daryle E. Brown, Trinity United Church of Christ
Rev. Micah Bucey, Judson Memorial Church
Rev. Jennifer Butler, Religion in Public Life
Sister Simone Campbell (SSS)
, NETWORK Foyer for Catholic Social Justice
Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo, Jap College
Rosemary P. Carbine, Whittier Faculty
Dr. Amy Carr, Western Illinois College
Rev. Dr. J. Kameron Carter, College of Indiana
Rev. Dr. Noel Castellanos, Camino Alliance
Shane Claiborne, Pink Letter Christians
Rev. Dan Clark, Religion in Public Life Ohio
Rev. Peggy Clarke, Neighborhood Church of New York
Rev. Sharon Codner-Walker, Stuyvesant Heights Christian Church
Dr. Stephen Cooper, Franklin & Marshall Faculty
Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Corey, Public Theologian
Rev. Angie Cox, Broad Avenue United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie, Pacific College
Amy Dalton, Middle and Library for the Bible and Social Justice
Rev. Fred Davie, Union Theological Seminary
Dr. Teresa Delgado, Iona Faculty
Rev. Kaji S. Dousa, Park Avenue Christian Church
Rev. Dr. Gary Dorrien, Union Theological Seminary
Rev. Gordon Duggins, Retired, Episcopal Diocese of New York
Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn, Trinity United Church of Christ
Dr. Wendy Farley, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Nancy Fields, New York Theological Seminary
Rev Dr. Yvette A. Flunder, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministry
Rev. Susan Fortunato, Christ Episcopal Church
Rev. Dr. Mary Foulke, St. Marys Episcopal Church
Rev. Dr. Mary Fulkerson, Duke Divinity College
Rev. Dr. Oscar Garcia-Johnson, Fuller Theological Seminary
Rev. Joel A. Gibson, The Micah Institute
Rev. Dr. Jeff Golliher, St. John’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, The Resistance Prays
Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Hadley, Corridor Christ Temple United Baptist Church
Lisa Sharon Harper,
Prof. Dr. Christine Helmer, Northwestern College
Rev. Dr. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, New York Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, Auburn Seminary
Rev. Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Activist Theology Mission
Rev. Susan E. Hill, Church of the Holy Apostles
Rev. Stephen C. Holton, St. Phillips Episcopal Church
Rev. Dr. Chaz Howard, College of Pennsylvania
Dr. David H. Jensen, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Dr. Russell Jeung, San Francisco State College
Bishop J. Alfred Johnson, United Methodist Church
Rev. Stephanie Kendell, Park Avenue Christian Church
Kathy Khang, Creator
Rev. Dr. Earl Kooperkamp, Church of the Good Shepherd
Rev. Posey Krakowsky, Church of the Ascension
Rev. Melissa Lamkin, Trinity College
Rev. Dr. Insook Lee, New York Theological Seminary
Britney Winn Lee, Pink Letter Christians
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
, Center Collegiate Church
Rev. Dr. Pamela R. Lightsey, Meadville Lombard Theological College
Rev. John Liotti, Ready Works
Rev. Dr. Wanda Lundy, New York Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. C. Vernon Mason, New York Theological Seminary
Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell, Church of the Ascension
Dr. Pleasure Ann McDougall, Emory College
Rev. Richard McKeon, The Episcopal Church of the Messiah
Brian McLaren, Creator
Rev. Rochelle Michael, Trinity United Church of Christ
Rev. Brian Moll, Rescue Alliance

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III, Trinity United Church of Christ
Rev. Weldon D. Nisly, Retired, Christian Peacemaker Groups – Iraqi & Kurdistan Workforce
Rev. Sam Owen, Haitian Congregation of the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
Doug Pagitt, Vote Frequent Good
John Pavlovitz, Pastor and Creator
Dr. James W. Perkinson, Ecumenical Theological Seminary
Rev. Benjamin Perry, Union Theological Seminary
Rev. Sue Phillips, Sacred Design Lab
Rev. Dr. Nancy Claire Pittman, Phillips Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, North Park Theological Seminary
Elaina Ramsey, Pink Letter Christians
Rev. Dr. Rafael Reyes, III, New York Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Rosalie Richards, Stetson College
Rev. Dr. Joerg Rieger, Vanderbilt College
Rev. Dr. Raymond J. Rivera, Latino Pastoral Motion Middle and Sanctuary Church
Rev. Betsy Johns Roadman, Retired, Episcopal Church
Rev. Brandan J. Robertson, Missiongathering Christian Church
The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, IX Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire
Bishop Dr. Raymond H. Rufen-Blanchette, The Clergy Marketing campaign for Social & Financial Justice
Dr. Michele Saracino, Manhattan Faculty
Rev. Dr. Jill Schaeffer, New York Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Judson Memorial Church
Rev. Frederick W. Schraplau, St. Pauls Church
Rev. Bryan Sirchio, McFarland United Church of Christ
Rev. Dr. Susan Okay. Smith, Loopy Religion Ministries
Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding
, College of Colorado
Margot Starbuck, Creator
Rev. Dr. Marti Steussy, Christian Theological Seminary
Rev. Cynthia Stravers, Church of the Heavenly Relaxation
Rev. Margaret H. Sullivan, St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, Sojourners
Dr. John J. Thatamanil, Union Theological Seminary
Rev. Liz Theoharis, Kairos Middle, Union Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Linda E. Thomas, Lutheran College of Theology at Chicago
Rev. Dr. Al Tizon, North Park Theological Seminary
Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes, Vanderbilt Divinity College
Rev. Laura Sumner Truax, Senior Pastor LaSalle Avenue Church
Rev. Michael Vanacore, Fort Washington Collegiate Church
Rev. Kevin VanHook, The Riverside Church
Rev. Dr. Mark I. Wallace, Swarthmore Faculty
Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners
Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond,New York Theological Seminary
Michelle Ferrigno Warren, Christian Neighborhood Improvement Affiliation
Dr. Sharon Welch, Meadville Lombard Theological College
Rev. Dr. Damaris Whittaker, Fort Washington Collegiate Church
Rev. Dr. D. Newell Williams, Brite Divinity College
Rev. Dr. Rodney E. Williams, Swope Parkway United Christian Church
Rev. Terry D. Williams, Orchard Hill United Church of Christ
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, College for Conversion


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