A Pastoral Letter from the Senior Ministers
of the Collegiate Churches of New York
December 4, 2014
This was a very difficult week in the life of our city and our nation. In the wake of Ferguson, we received the news that a grand jury did not find any culpability of those involved in the death of Eric Garner. This has given rise to a mix of emotions that has left many people feeling numb, confused, outraged, exasperated, afraid and hopeless. For many of our people, the specter of racism seems just under the surface of these events, and we are devastated.