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The Regional Synod of New York includes classes and congregations that are urban, suburban, and rural; large, medium, and small; black, white, Asian, Hispanic, and multiracial; progressive, moderate, and conservative—as well as those that don’t comfortably wear such labels. United in and through Jesus’s saving love, we rejoice in the diversity of our family of faith and we delight in the inclusive message of the Gospel. We honor Scripture as authoritative and divinely inspired, even as we recognize that we may have differences in faithful interpretation. Recognizing that our love is our response to God’s love and our grace a reflection of God’s grace, we welcome all.

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Statements on Separation of Families at the Border

Statement from the RCA General Secretary Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Caring for the most vulnerable is not optional; it is a calling from Christ. We believe this calling means that we have a responsibility to speak out about the U.S. policy of forced family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Although we're encouraged that President Trump signed an executive order to end the policy this afternoon, many challenges and questions still remain about how families will be able to

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From the Executive Minister's Desk

Lent

We begin Lent in the wilderness, in the desolation of the desert in a world broken by sin. It begins there as a reminder that Jesus is transforming this world by his presence in and with it. Lent begins in the wilderness so that by the time we see Jesus enter into hell and death itself on the cross, we will have a firm sense that somehow – by a grace and a power we cannot imagine – he will

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