Press Releases

Gamaliel statement on the Chauvin Trial Verdict

By Alexandra Greenwald | April 21, 2021

The Board of Directors, staff and affiliates of the Gamaliel Network join in prayer for the family of George Floyd, residents of Minneapolis and across the country, as the emotions of joy and jubilation flow in response to the historic verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. We realize that while justice is an unattainable ideal…

Gamaliel statement on the police shooting death of Daunte Wright

By Alexandra Greenwald | April 14, 2021

Gamaliel stands in protest and mourning against the brutal death of Daunte Wright at the hands of police officers April 11. We stand with the Brooklyn Center, MN and Minneapolis/St. Paul communities as they cry out against this latest injustice and mourn the death of another senseless police shooting of a Black man.  It is…

Gamaliel Statement on the Act of Terrorism in Atlanta

By Alexandra Greenwald | March 18, 2021

The following is a statement from Rev. Dr. John C. Welch, Chair of Gamaliel’s Board of Directors, on the act of terrorism against the Asian population in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. In 1995, Timothy McVeigh terrorized Oklahoma City. In 1996, Eric Rudolph terrorized Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA. In 1999, Eric Harris and…

Gamaliel Registers for “Passport to Power” with First-Ever Online Fundraiser

By Alexandra Greenwald | March 3, 2021

Gamaliel’s first-ever online fundraiser, We Are Gamaliel: Passport to Power, was held Saturday, February 27 and live streamed to multiple platforms. The live streams and video recordings have been viewed more than 1,000 times, and the event brought in over $26,000 in investments. The evening was a virtual journey through Gamaliel, complete with tour guides…

Gamaliel establishes Rev. David Bigsby Religious Leaders’ Development Fund

By Alexandra Greenwald | February 18, 2021

Gamaliel Network is thrilled to announce the Rev. David Bigsby Religious Leaders’ Development Fund, which has been established to honor Bigsby as he approaches retirement and acknowledge his commitment to developing effective religious leaders. For more than three decades, Gamaliel has successfully trained men and women to build deep relationships with their wider communities. Hundreds…

Reparation. Responsibility. Reconciliation: Gamaliel Transformational Justice in Action Platform 2021

By Alexandra Greenwald | January 25, 2021

The following is Gamaliel’s Transformational Justice in Action Campaign’s 2021 Platform, which was released publicly during the Transformational Justice in Action meeting on January 22. This is a living document that was last updated on January 23, 2021. Download the platform document here: Gamaliel Transformational Justice in Action Platform 2021 As people of faith and…

Gamaliel Responds to Targeted Attack Against Civil Rights of Immigrants Press Conference: “We Will Not Be Silenced”

By Alexandra Greenwald | January 21, 2021

The following is a statement issued on Thursday, January 21, 2021. You can download our press release here: Gamaliel Statement on Zoom Bombing Attack   During a scheduled press conference by our Civil Rights of Immigrants campaign on January 21, 2021, the Gamaliel Network was the target of a Zoom bombing attack. We believe this…

Gamaliel Statement on the Exoneration of Rusten Sheskey

By Alexandra Greenwald | January 8, 2021

The following is a statement issued by the Gamaliel Network and Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH), our affiliate in Kenosha, Wisconsin. You can download the statement here: Gamaliel Statement on the Exoneration of Rusten Shesky The members of the Gamaliel Network stand with our brothers and sisters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.    Once again, a…

Gamaliel Statement on the Display of White Power and Supremacy in the U.S. Capitol

By Alexandra Greenwald | January 7, 2021

The following is Gamaliel’s statement on the white power and white supremacy on display at the United States Capitol on January 6. Download the press release here: Gamaliel Statement on the Blatant White Supremacy on Display in the U.S. Capitol Attack As  we continue to mourn the seditious attack on the United States Capitol Building,…

Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in Washington, D.C.

By Alexandra Greenwald | January 6, 2021

This is a joint statement from Rev. John Welch, Rev. David Bigsby, and Gamaliel Executive Director Ana Garcia-Ashley on the treasonous protests and unlawful breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 20201. Download the press release here: Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in Washington, D.C. Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in…