We, the Members and Staff of The Welch Group of Birmingham,
That on this day, the 31st of October 2018 and henceforward, we stand with people of all faiths against acts of hatred and violence. In particular, given recent events that make this resolution particularly poignant, we stand with the Jewish community, both here in Birmingham and worldwide, as they grieve the loss of eleven members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to yet another act of anti-Semitic hatred and violence.
We are an organization that celebrates and puts into practice Judeo-Christian beliefs. We are tolerant. We are loving. And, we believe deeply in embracing the best in humanity. However, we strongly condemn all acts of hatred, violence, and intolerance, and words and acts of anti-Semitism, such as what happened in Pittsburgh this past weekend. We pray for peace and reconciliation in our Nation among all of our neighbors and fellow citizens.
Stewart H. Welch, III—Founder
Greg Weyandt—Managing Member