Letter to Editor: Solidarity of Faith Leaders in Talbot County to Protect Free Worship


As leaders of the diverse set of faiths and faith communities in Talbot County, we are committed to keeping all congregations and religious organizations and institutions safe places for worship and community activities. At this time, we write in particular to express our solidarity with the Jewish and Muslim communities who have recently faced widespread threats in our country. While explicit threats have not occurred locally, and we are grateful for this, This is not acceptable. In this spirit, we stand together in solidarity ready to affirm the inherent worth, dignity and safety of all. boundaries.

We aspire for our community to embrace and live out a vision of compassion and mutual respect We welcome and invite every person in Talbot County to join us, committed to supporting and living into this shared vision.

Rabbi Donald R Berlin

Davis B. Bobrow

Molly Burgoyne Brian, Clerk, Third Haven Friends Meeting

Rev. Dr. Shirlyn Henry Brown

Rev. Sue Browning, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton

The Rev. Bill Chilton

Fr. Kevin M. Cross, The Church of the Holy Trinity, Oxford

Pastor Rusty Curling, Interim Pastor, Easton Church of the Brethren

Reverend Jody E. Gunn

Michelle Hammond

John Harrald, President, Board of Directors Talbot Interfaith Shelter

Rev. Dartanyon L. Hines

Rabbi Naomi Hyman

Rabbi Peter E. Hyman

Temple B’Nai Israel, Easton

The Right Reverend Joel Marcus Johnson

Walter Johnson, Member,Talbot Association of Clergy and Laity

M. Walid Kamsheh, M.D. Islamic Center of Easton

Rev. John F. Keydel, Jr., Interim Rector Christ Church St. Michaels

Rev. Karen E. Larson Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church

Rev. Gary L. Moore United Methodist, Retired

Vy. Rev. James Nash, V.F. SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish

Matthew R. Peters, Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center

Deacon Edward R. Potter Union Baptist Church

Richard M. Potter, Jr., President NAACP, Talbot County Branch

The Very Rev. Gregory L. Powell Dean, Trinity Cathedral

Rev. Missy Rekitzke, St. Mark’s UMC, Easton

Rev. Nancy Sajda, Interfaith Minister President, P.E.A.C.E.

Pastor Tony Short, Trilife Christian Center

Rev. Flavia Skilbred, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Rev. Dr. Wm. T. Wallace, Sr.

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