Concerned Clergy of Olympia stands in solidarity with all People of Color in our community, particularly our beloved Black community whose sacred lives and safety we must center at this moment in time. We acknowledge the legacy of violence in the United States against People of Color, and we commit to actively work to peaceably bring forth racial justice and dignity.

Our faith traditions tell stories of liberation from oppression and command us to love the vulnerable, the poor, and the immigrant; they remind us that we are all one shared humanity, require that we share and fairly distribute resources, and uphold the values of peace, justice, mercy, and compassion. 

We reiterate the values of our faith traditions and those embodied in the Olympia Charter for Compassion and call upon our local leadership to do the same.