Statement from Session
In light of US immigration officials separating children from parents, and the US Attorney General’s appeal to Scripture to support this, this congregation’s Session (discernment/governing council) publicly declares the following:
The Falls Church Presbyterian Church (FCPC) rejects the claim that the Christian faith or the Bible excuses or condones government policies that forcibly separate children and their parents, or otherwise dehumanize refugees and immigrants. We reject any practice, policy, or law that denies God’s beloved children their dignity. We oppose all attempts by the powerful to justify oppression or mistreatment of the powerless. We follow Jesus, who teaches that faithfulness is better measured by the loving care we provide to strangers, foreigners, and prisoners than by public proclamations of piety–and so we at FCPC rededicate ourselves to ways we can provide direct support and care to those in need.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working to provide humanitarian and legal assistance to those affected. Learn more at the PDA website where you can make a donation to help with these efforts.