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Meet the Clergy Who Stared Down White Supremacists in Charlottesville

posted on August 17, 2017

ThinkProgress’s Jack Jenkins writes about Congregate CVille, a movement formed five weeks ago that directed clergy members to counter-protest the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville last weekend. The Rev. Seth Wispelwey, a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister who helped organize the resistance, said, “We invited in national faith leaders who were able to equip others on how to be disciplined and present in situations of volatility and violence and potential for harm.” Jenkins adds that as some faith leaders aided counter-protesters in need, others joined the front lines, linking arms to block white supremacists from entering Emancipation Park.

Read at ThinkProgress