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The lasting justice of changed minds and hearts

A Statement about Baltimore from The Reconciled Church

Bishop Harry Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, James Robison

From the April 27, 2015 Press Release.

On the eve of the second national meeting of The Reconciled Church (TRC) – a historic multi-racial, multi-denominational and apolitical gathering of church leaders in Orlando, a growing response to Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, North Charleston, and now Baltimore – TRC founders Bishop Harry Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and James Robinson have this statement:

“What news cameras were to Civil Rights, cell phone cameras and real-time recordings are to this generation. They help ordinary Americans see the madness. Our hearts bleed for the suffering families, and not just for them. We grieve for every person who encounters injustice and brutality with no camera to show the underbelly of anger that turns standard situations into a travesty of ‘protection.’ And though we can’t give all Americans a recording device, we can give the voiceless a voice.

“Now from Ferguson, North Charleston, Baltimore and the lengthening roll call of wounded cities, we cry for justice – the lasting justice of changed minds and hearts. Black, brown and white, solutions lie not in reaction but in unified action.”

– TRC Founders Bishop Harry Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and James Robison The Reconciled Church: Healing the Racial Divide is a multiracial, multi-denominational, non-partisan expression of the Church uniting in response to current social unrest.

Bishop Harry R. Jackson organized The Reconciled Church inaugural conference. He is senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in the Washington, D.C., area.

Bishop T.D. Jakes is senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a New York Times best-selling author, leader and speaker. He hosted The Reconciled Church’s inaugural event.

James Robison, evangelist, teacher, missionary, author and television host, founded and heads Life Outreach International.

The second national meeting of The Reconciled Church is occurring on April 29, 2015 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, as part of T. D. Jakes’ International Pastors and Leadership Conference 2015, April 29 – May 2. Watch it live:

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Category: Ministry, Winter 2015

About the Author: The editors are Raul Mock, Mike Dies, Joe Joslin, and Jim Dettmann with significant input from other writers including John Lathrop, Amos Yong, Tony Richie, and Kevin Williams.

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