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A Call to Racial Justice 2020

Grace Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Respond

Pentecost Protest for Peace and Justice

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, the Grace Church family and friends gathered for a Pentecost protest against systemic racism. Between 350-400 people gathered for a peaceful, socially distanced protest along four blocks of Georgia Avenue. Our friends down the street at Silver Spring United Methodist Church joined us in our witness.

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde’s Response to the President

On Monday, June 1, 2020, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington responded to the President.

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry on President Donald Trump’s Use of a Church Building and the Holy Bible

June 1, 2020

The following is a statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:

This evening, the President of the United States stood in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, lifted up a bible, and had pictures of himself taken. In so doing, he used a church building and the Holy Bible for partisan political purposes. This was done in a time of deep hurt and pain in our country, and his action did nothing to help us or to heal us.

The bible teaches us that “God is love.” Jesus of Nazareth taught, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The prophet Micah taught that the Lord requires us to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.”

The bible the President held up and the church that he stood in front of represent the values of love, of justice, of compassion, and of a way to heal our hurts.

Read the full statement

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Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Church Road, located off of Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and 16th Street.

The church office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After hours you may leave a message on the answering machine, which will direct you to individual voice mail boxes for members of the church staff.

Telephone: Parish Office: 301.585.3515; Parish Fax: 301.585.4309

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1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-3515