Responding to Hate with Love, Responding to Violence by Making Peace: A Clergy-Led Community Conversation on Tuesday, July 19th

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle will join a clergy-led, interfaith conversation at Temple B'rith Kodesh on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 on the topic of responding to violence by making peace. The event is free and open to the public. People of all faiths are encouraged to attend.

Peter Stein, Senior Rabbi at Temple B'rith Kodesh, located at 2131 Elmwood Ave. in Brighton, NY, organized the event to bring together community and clergy in an effort to respond in a positive way to the spate of violence occurring in our country and around the world.

Rev. George Heyman, president of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, current CRCDS Trustee Bishop Prince Singh of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and former CRCDS Trustee the Rev. John Wilkinson of Third Presbyterian Church are also scheduled to participate.

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There's Only One Way Out of the "Worst of Times" by CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle shared his thoughts about the recent tragic events in Dallas, TX (and elsewhere in the nation) in a guest column, published in the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle on July 9, 2016.  Read the full text here:

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's Unite Rochester blog post: More guns will not alleviate gun violence

The Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle printed Dr. Marvin A. McMickle's "Unite Rochester" blog post on Sunday, June 27, 2016 which was entitled, "Guns! Guns! Guns!"

Dr. McMickle shared a frightening story about his father being threatened with gun violence, and strongly asserts that arming more citizens with firearms will only exacerbate the problem.

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Dr. McMickle leads service of remembrance for victims of Orlando tragedy

The CRCDS community gathered in the chapel on Monday, June 13 to remember the victims of the tragedy in Orlando.  Those in attendance prayed for the LGBT community in Orlando and around the globe while calling for an end to violence against all people.  Please join us in our continued prayer for peace and healing for the Orlando community and for all those touched by violence.

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After the Stanford Ruling: CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle asks: "Liberty and Justice for whom?"

In his latest Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle "Unite Rochester" blog post, CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle expresses his dismay at the ruling in the Stanford University rape case, and asks some probing questions about justice, race, and the American judicial system.

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