We chat on Facebook, sharing quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and the wisdom of the latest media pundit and politician. We text. We pray. We attend vigils. We worry.
We know that one protester was killed when a car barreled into the crowd, many others injured, and two state police officers dead in a helicopter crash linked to the events. We’ve probably seen the pictures of clergy, arms linked, bravely facing down the neo-Nazis, many of them heavily armed. But we don’t truly know the toll.
In southeastern Pennsylvania, reaction from faith leaders was not long in coming. Audrey Scanlon, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, termed the weekend’s violence “intolerable and sinful.”