A Call to Action: Join Greater Cleveland Congregations on Nov. 17

Feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world? At a loss for how to respond or take action? You have allies in the fight for justice. We are looking for at least 60 people to represent Trinity Cathedral at this Greater Cleveland Congregations action this Thursday. Please see the below note from the GCC co-chairs.

GCC, in the wake of this week’s contentious election, we appreciate the depth of emotions and serious concern for the future of the country.  Our collective belief that we are truly made in the image of God must serve as a basis for the critical work before us.

Greater Cleveland Congregations is committed more than ever to ensure that this country – and our region – belongs to ALL of us. Bigotry, hatred, and intolerance are not the values we will uphold. They have no place in our community. GCC stands with ALL in our midst. We stand with those of every race, creed, color, ethnicity, and sexual orientation that make up the breadth and depth of our community.

To be a Greater Cleveland, all our citizens should be given the opportunity to live a dignified and productive life. To be a Greater Cleveland, we must speak our truth to our elected officials who can make sustained change in our region.

Please join us on Thursday, November 17 at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church as we take the first steps after the elections to stand up against hate and divisiveness, for we are what LOVE looks like. That night GCC will be 1,500 strong, reflecting the beautiful mosaic of our community, to raise your voice and to stand up for nothing less than an inclusive community of justice and peace.

-GCC Co-Chairs

Pastor Richard Gibson, Elizabeth Baptist Church
Rabbi Josh Caruso, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple