The Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews, the oldest interfaith organization in Miami, recognizes that there are differences of opinion regarding last week’s verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
MCCJ is committed to bringing peace and harmony among people of various races, faiths and nationalities. This is the time for all communities to continue the serious dialogue on racial barriers that stand in the way of a fair and just American society.
In an atmosphere of respect, mutual acceptance and inclusiveness we can put an end to the corrosive element of racial prejudice and help reach the reality of the American Dream: That all people are children of God and deserve respect and love by all in our society.
We extend our sympathy and support to the family of Trayvon Martin and to all the families that have been affected by this terrible tragedy.
Rabbi Solomon Schiff, chair, public policy committee and Georgie A. Angones, board chair, MCCJ, Miami