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A Letter of Support from the Interfaith Council of Southwestern CT


To the Editor of the Stamford Advocate,

As faith leaders in the Stamford area who have worked with Building One Community, we write
in response to the recent allegations regarding this vital organization for immigrant integration in
our region. While we cannot comment on Mr. Amaya’s charges, they conflict with the
experience that we and our parishes have had. Our encounters with B1C have been of a
professional organization that actively welcomes all people and is committed to offering the
highest level of support to each and every immigrant seeking assistance.

We deeply support this organization that engages and enriches our community, the incredible
work they are doing, and their efforts to assure that everyone who comes to B1C is treated with
respect and dignity.

The Rev. Mark Lingle, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Stamford
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, Temple Beth El, Stamford
Dale Pauls, Minister Emeritus, Stamford Church of Christ, Stamford
The Rev. Dale Rosenberger, The First Congregational Church of Darien (UCC), Darien
The Rev. David Van Dyke, First Presbyterian Church, Stamford
The Rev. David Anderson, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Darien
The Rev. Francis Sink, Stamford Unitarian Universalist Society, Stamford
The Rev. Robb Hewitt, First United Methodist Church, Stamford
The Rev. Duane Pederson, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stamford
The Rev. Jim Wheeler, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford
The Rev. Ted Pardoe, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Greenwich
Drew Williams, Senior Pastor, Trinity Church, Greenwich
Brandon Pierce, Minister, Stamford Church of Christ, Stamford
Kaiyra A. Greer, Associate Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Stamford
Rabbi Jay Tel Rav, Temple Sinai, Stamford
Rabbi Vicki L. Axe, Congregation Shir Ami, Greenwich
Fr. Harry Pappas, Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, Stamford

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