American Churches write LCC on Bicentennial -Expresses Excitement to Be Part of the Program

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America has written to its counterpart, the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), extending its congratulatory message to Liberia for the celebration of the bicentennial and said it is excited that the voices of the Liberian churches are a part of this landmark anniversary.

In a letter dated February 8, 2022 and addressed to LCC President Bishop Kortu Brown, the umbrella group of various Churches in the United States and signed by its Chair of the Governing Board, Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, traced Liberia’s foundation to formerly enslaved Americans seeking to escape ongoing oppression as the vestiges of American slavery continued to impact lives and by God’s grace, the vision of freedom in their own country came to fruition and has survived for 200 years.

“We join in this celebration with humble hearts and acknowledging that the church in the USA did not do enough to prevent the subjugation and discrimination of black people. In many instances, people of faith actively participated in this systematic enslavement and later marginalization of human life”.

“We join with you in celebrating God’s vision of unity for the church and a respect for all human life, regardless of race, color, creed, nationality or religion. May God strengthen us all as we strive to be voices of hope and advocates for justice”, the letter concluded

Bishop Snorton is part of the official delegation of the United States Government appointed by President Biden to participate in the historic opening ceremony of the year- long celebration on Monday, February 14, 2022.

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