Disciples News Service

Regarding the shootings at New Zealand mosques

From Rev. Terri Hord Owens

Let people worship in peace. As Linda Sarsour said, “let people live.”

We do not have the right to destroy because we disagree. Our nation must demonstrate its commitment to the freedom to live, and worship, for all, and be a model to the world. As long as vitriol and blind rhetoric demonize those who are not like you, we are sowing to the whirlwind…hate has no place here.

We are diminished as human beings when any one of us is diminished. This must be true on US soil, and we must advocate for such all around the world.