A Statement By Bishop Felix Orji, OSB
In my role as the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the West, I join the voices of many Christians and leaders to condemn all forms of racism, injustice, discrimination, police brutality, and the wanton violence that is vandalizing and destroying property, lives, and infrastructure in our country at this time. Violence will not help us address the problems before us. Please stop the violence and the demonization of one another. Please do not forget that, in as much as there are bad people in every society and security organization, there are also many good people and godly compassionate Policemen in our society.
We need peace, unity, forgiveness, grace toward one another and the willingness to address the inequities and disdainful attitude towards one another. Together, we need the determination that leads to action in creating a just, gracious, and loving society that sees, honors, and relates to every human being as equal because we are all created in the image of God.
We must be aware that it is impossible to create a perfect and just society overnight and definitely impossible to move effectively in the direction of a good and just society without God in Christ helping us.
Consequently, I call for patience, hopefulness and earnest prayer to God for his help because we cannot do this by self-reliance. I ask you to seriously consider turning to Christ as Savior and as a Nation submit ourselves to Jesus Christ and his Word for in him lies our peace and joy and justice.
We will survive this crisis as we commit ourselves to doing what is right and gracious and as we look up to God for his help.
In God we trust.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Felix Orji, OSB.
Diocesan Bishop | Anglican Diocese of the West
Missionary Bishop | CANA
Holy Trinity Cathedral Church
15150 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas, 77083
“We are justified by faith alone, but not by a faith that is alone. True faith always yields the fruit of obedience to one degree or another.” – Dr. R. C. Sproul