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
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.