FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2016
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Rev. Garland D. Higgins, Communications Secretary
AME/WIM statement regarding treatment of women
Rahway, NJ - The Connectional AME Women in Ministry applauds Pastor Faith Green Timmons of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan for the respectful way she handled the events on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 when the Republican Presidential nominee visited her church to address the water crisis in Flint. Her willingness to protect the hallowed halls of the church and insure that the purpose and intent of the gathering was focused on the water crisis is evidence of her commitment to excellence in ministry.
We are greatly dismayed that Pastor Timmons would be publicly denigrated as she sought to advocate on behalf of the residents of the city. Again, we applaud Pastor Timmons and encourage her, as well as other sister clergy, who pursue and represent excellence in ministry.
AME/WIM also adamantly denounces the disparaging and disrespectful treatment, and contemptible characterizations of all women; publicly and privately. We stand in solidarity with all those who have a sense of dignity, calling for the sensitization of our collective consciousness as it relates to the equitable, ethical and respectful treatment of all women.
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AME Women In Ministry (AME/WIM) is the official professional organization for women pursing excellence in ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.