West Virginia Council of Churches

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A religious organization in West Virginia has issued a statement, condemning recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton, and other hate speech invoking violence against immigrants. 

The West Virginia Council of Churches released a press release Friday, calling on lawmakers to fund efforts to understand the root causes of gun violence, white supremacy, and hate crimes against immigrants. The Council also urged foundations to assist in these efforts to curb the tide against hate and violence, and asks people in power to refrain from hateful remarks against those of other faiths.


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Rev. Jeff Allen, executive director of the West Virginia Council of Churches, describes the role religious organizations play not only in physical recovery after the June floods, but in spiritual recovery as well.

Sunday, September 13 Declared Day of Hope

Jul 29, 2015

On West Virginia Morning, Beth Vorhees talks with the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia and the Executive Director of the state Council of Churches about the Day of Hope to be held in September.  That’s  on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Radio news – telling West Virginia’s story.