Quotes

On acts of hate and violence in the United States

“For United Methodists, we are called to not only hear the fears and see the wounds, but to take action against fear and hate.”

On the Church’s solidarity with the Lumad

“We need a Church who will take the side of the poor who have been wronged by the system that benefits only the elitist rich and powerful.”

On International Day of the Girl Child

“Every girl has the right to live in a non-violent environment, protected from physical, economic, spiritual and psychological abuse.”

On the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Cuture

“It is appropriate that the Museum stands in the nation's capital alongside national monuments, which often depict persons or experiences of American's pride.”

On the rights of migrants

“When migrants’ human dignity is desecrated, and their human rights are violated, we must stand up for their protection and well-being.”

On current racial unrest

“This is not who Christ call us to be.”

On the DACA/DAPA Supreme Court decision

“Separating children from their parents is immoral and is contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ and The United Methodist Church.”

On the tragedy in Orlando

“Our lamentation, our grief, our prayers, our vigils must turn into solidarity and action.”

On General Conference 2016

“I am quite fond of General Conference.”

On a visit to Cuba

“I especially enjoyed meeting with the young students...and hearing their views on religion in Cuba and what role they see for themselves as religious leaders. ”

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