The Public Safety Task Force of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network condemns the heinous and hateful acts that occurred in Charlottesville, VA. These events are just another reminder of the depth of the racism that continues to plague our nation– a plague from which no one is immune.
On August 18th, PIIN hosted A Deeper Dive into Structural Racism & Inequity. Led by Dr. Rev. John Welch, Gamaliel’s Board Chairman, we took a closer look at the discriminatory framework of racism that our Republic’s founding was built upon.
In the wake of the unspeakable violence that has shaken our nation throughout the summer months, PIIN gathered for a community hearing to begin a much needed and deeper conversation about inequity and racism in our city.
In response to the police shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, faith leaders from around the country are starting a dialogue about racial disparities and what it means to be a person of color in America. We’ll hear more on the community conversation from Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network President Reverend Rodney Lyde and Reverend Dave Swanson.
The fatal shooting of several police officers last week in Dallas has prompted Pittsburgh officials to come together to talk about building better relationships between police and the community.