Rev John E. Jackson Sr.
1276 W. 20th Ave.
Gary, IN 46407
Phone: (219) 944-
Fax: (219) 944-
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School: Sunday -
Bible Class: Tuesdays -
Prayer Service: Wednesdays -
Youth and Young Adult Sunday -
Elder Sunday: Every 3rd Sunday
Chakula (Food) Ministry's Soup Kitchen: Saturday 1PM-
Chakula (Food) Ministry's Soup Kitchen
Every Saturday from 1PM-
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. "Peace, peace," they say, when there is no peace.
Jeremiah 8:11 (NIV)
July 7, 2016
Becoming Evil is a process.
James Waller, scholar expert on the Nazi holocaust and author of the book, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing, notes:
"...rank and file killers, the soldiers, police, militia (paramilitary) and civilians at the bottom of the hierarchy... personally carried out the millions of executions. These people were so ordinary that, with few exceptions, they were readily absorbed into civil society after the killings and peacefully lived out their otherwise unremarkable lives -
The inhumane and uncivil acts of murder and terror upon African Americans in the United States by representatives of law enforcement are the markings of a state being
swallowed up by Evil.
The denial and dumbfoundedness or astonishment of a nation, being overcome by fear of the other and the obsession with naming the other as evil, does not see that it incubates and unleashes terror and Evil from within.
The silence and hollow words coming from centers of Judeo Christian theologies and moral authority only harbor and sanctify the Evil.
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. "Peace, peace," they say, when there is no peace. (Jer. 8:11)
May this resource guide be a Balm in Gilead for you, the wounded warriors who must stand as wounded healers to speak a Word of Hope to a people assaulted by an axis of
Iva E. Carruthers and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Family
Download Resource Guide Here
Here are steps that can be taken for immediate action, from our friends at PolicyLink:
Sign the petition, demanding the federal government do more:
Support the call for an investigation into the shooting of Alton Sterling:
Follow social media: #PhilandoCastile or #AltonSterling
Check sites that provide updated information on police killings, such as:
Download resources such as:
Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Promoting Justice in Policing
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