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United Methodist leaders condemn violence at the U.S. Capitol

Calm is restored to the U.S. Capitol after protestors hoping to overturn the 2020 Election results stormed the building as Congress met on January 6, 2021 to certify the election results. Photo by Benjamin Applebaum, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Calm is restored to the U.S. Capitol after protestors hoping to overturn the 2020 Election results stormed the building as Congress met on January 6, 2021 to certify the election results. Photo by Benjamin Applebaum, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

On January 6, 2021 as Congress was in the midst of certifying the results of the Electoral College, the U.S. Capitol was by rioters who vandalized the building. The attack resulted in the death of 5 persons, including 2 police officers. United Methodist leaders, including bishops, pastors and general agency leaders have released statements condemning the violence and calling for the peaceful, democratic transition of power in the lead up to President-Elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20. Here is sample of the statements. Send additional statements for possible inclusion to [email protected]

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