In the light of concerns about the climate of religious and racial prejudice and harrassment growing out of the Presidential election, the ESTHER Leadership Board, with support from ESTHER members and friends, adopted and published a statement of witness in the Appleton Post-Crescent on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The statement lifts up ESTHER’s hallmark values of inclusiveness, neighborliness, compassion, fair treatment, commitment to community, and the practice of hope.
Titled “This Is a Time that Tries Our Souls,” the statement received sustained applause when it was presented at the ESTHER banquet on November 13. Not only that, almost all the attendees co-signed the statement. Total number of signers grew in time to 207, and ESTHER received $850 towards the $650 cost of publishing the statement.
Thank you to all those who added their names and contributed these funds toward publication fo the statement.
To view the ESTHER “Statement of Witness” as published, click on the image above. Or, download a copy for yourself from the Attachment link below.
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