Nov. 19, 2015
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I have signed a letter written by the Massachusetts Council of Churches urging Gov. Charlie Baker to reconsider his statements regarding Syrian refugees.
Gov. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Gov. Paul LePage of Maine have made similar statements.
By adding my signature to this important letter, I join my brothers and sisters in Christ in pledging our support for resettling Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.
And I would like to encourage you, my clergy colleagues and lay members, if you feel so moved, to write your own letters to the governors of your respective states expressing your support for welcoming refugees who have suffered so much into the United States.
Contact information for the governors’ offices can be found below.
Gov. Charlie Baker
Gov. Maggie Hassan
Gov. Paul LePage
May we keep the refugees from Syria and all those around the world who have been driven from their homelands by conflict and unrest in our prayers.
In Christ’s love,
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar