Rev. Eric Lee Part of Channel 2 News Special, Atlanta Unite!


Dr. Raphael Warnock, Rev. Eric Lee,and Jovita Moore

Rev. Eric Lee of Roswell UMC's Chapel Roswell was part of a discussion panel for a Channel 2 News special last night, "Atlanta Unite!" 

The panel, which included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Police Chief George Turner and Al Vivian of Basic Diversity, was held at Atlanta's Center for Civil and Human Rights and was an open conversation on issues surrounding race.

Lee credits Roswell UMC's senior pastor Rev. Mike Long for launching the vision for Chapel Roswell as a congregation that's relevant to the future and already having these types of discussions in its community.

As part of a panel, Lee expressed the importance of diversity to the church.

"We all have a voice. We all have something to add," he said. "It's beautiful when we get people of different races and nationalities together to worship God -- and to lead in our communities"

Lee was one of two religious leaders on the panel, which also included Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Warnock thanked young people for adding their voice to the conversation. "Justice is what love looks like in public," he said. 

Lee agreed.

"We are all God's children. Every single one of us. In Atlanta, in Georgia, and all around the world," he said. "At the end of the day, God says we have faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love." 

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