Southeastern California Conference Administration Issues Statement Against Violence

 

On June 8, 2022, the Southeastern California Conference Administration issued the following statement in the wake of several shootings:

Our hearts are heavy, and we mourn with the families and loved ones affected by the several mass shootings that have taken place in the last few weeks across our nation. We are saddened by the increased amount of violence and loss of life, and we pray for comfort for those who are hurt and suffering as a result of these senseless acts. We want to be a part of the solution to make our schools, clinics, churches, and grocery stores safe again.

The Seventh-day Adventist World Church issued a statement over 30 years ago that still rings true today. “Pursuits of peace and the preservation of life are to be the goals of Christians. Evil cannot be effectively met with evil but must be overcome with good. Seventh-day Adventists, with other people of goodwill, wish to cooperate in using every legitimate means of reducing, and eliminating where possible, the root causes of crime.”

The Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists stands against all forms of violence and wishes to be agents of love, compassion, hope, and justice in our communities.  We commit to being a persistent voice for peace. We pray the words of the Apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 3:16, “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”

- Southeastern California Conference Administration

Address

11330 Pierce Street
Riverside, CA 92505

Mailing

P.O. Box 79990
Riverside, CA 92513

Hours of Operation

Mon. 9 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Tues. - Thurs. 8 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
(951) 509-2200
info@seccsda.org

Address

11330 Pierce Street
Riverside, CA 92505

Hours of operation

Mon. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(951) 509-2200
info@seccsda.org

Mailing

P.O. Box 79990
Riverside, CA 92513
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