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Sharon Interfaith Clergy Association Anti-Racism Covenant 

01/22/2021 09:19:31 AM

Jan22

Love your neighbor as yourself. (Leviticus 19:18)

Justice, justice shall you pursue. (Deuteronomy 16:20)

Be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or 

parents and relatives... follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. (Quran 4:135)

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all 

your mind... And love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39)


 

We, the members of the Sharon Interfaith Clergy Association, commit ourselves publicly to the ongoing work of anti-racism, both individually and as a peer group. 

We commit to deep listening to one another and to members of the community on issues of racism, prejudice, and implicit bias. 

We commit to taking risks both individually and as a group in speaking up and speaking out for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. 

We commit to supporting concrete efforts in pursuit of racial justice in our congregations, in the town of Sharon, and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

We commit to striving together to fulfill Martin Luther King’s vision of beloved community. 

We agree to revisit this covenant annually each January, to reaffirm our commitments and invite new clergy to join us in this work.

Signed,

Imam AbdurRachman Ahmed, Islamic Center of New England, Sharon

Rabbi Amy Goodman

Cantor Becky Khitrik, Temple Sinai of Sharon

Rabbi David Jaffe

Rev. Francis Balla, Hope Church Sharon

Rev. Francis Daly, Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Sharon

Rev. Heike Werder, First Congregational Church, UCC of Sharon

Rev. Jolie Olivetti, Minister, Unitarian Church of Sharon

Rabbi Jordan David Soffer, Striar Hebrew Academy

Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler, Temple Sinai of Sharon

Rev. Lois K. Adams, First Baptist Church Sharon

Rabbi Noah Cheses, Young Israel of Sharon 

The Rev. Fr. Phillip Elibariki Kutta; St. John Episcopal Church, Sharon

Rabbi Rachel Silverman, Temple Israel of Sharon

Rabbi Randy Kafka, Temple Kol Tikvah of Sharon

Rabbi Ron Fish, Senior Rabbi Temple Israel of Sharon

The Rev. Dr. William Kondrath January 2021

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782