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Sep 26, 2008

Focus:Civil Rights
Action Request:March
Location:Massachusetts, United States
Bishop Teixeira has received an "Order of Notice" from Brockton Housing Court to appear, just one week after the hearing this past Tuesday where the City of Brockton Building Department's politically motivated case against his church was continued to December.  Here is the message from Bishop Teixeira:

My dear friends,

This afternoon, I received an ÖRDER OF NOTICE” from Brockton Housing Court to appear to the court this coming Tuesday at 10:00 AM.’

This City of Brockton - Building Department is charging me with using the Building unsafely and with out permit. All this is a result of retaliation and anger towards my position on the social issues in Brockton.

I need your support this Tuesday.

+ Bishop Teixeira, OFSJC



Calling all progressives! Defend the Peoples' Church in Brockton! This exceptional church is led by Bishop Filipe Teixeira, who has made the church a center for immigrant rights in Brockton and Massachusetts, used the church as a base to fight for workers rights and to fight against racism wherever it appears, including in the case of the Somerville 5. Bishop T has also used the church to provide serve the people programs including childcare, healthcare and food programs.

Because of his unflinching stance against racism and advocating for the poor, the racist power structure in Brockton is doing everything in its power to shut down the Peoples' Church. When they went so far as to get the church removed from a building provided by the Episcopal diocese of Boston, Bishop T mobilized help from progressive forces and physically built a church space in his back yard to continue the work. He has successfully fought off repeated attacks on the church based on petty regulatory requirements that are all clearly a smokescreen for the continued racist attack on the important community based anti-racism and immigrants rights work the church is doing.

BE THERE TO STAND UP FOR BISHOP T AND THE PEOPLES CHURCH!
COME OUT THIS TUESDAY at  9:30 AM AND SAY NO! TO THE FORCES OF RACISM IN THE BROCKTON ESTABLISHMENT!

SPREAD THE WORD!

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Posted: Friday September 26, 2008, 7:14 pm
Tags: rights civil support prejudice Rascism [add/edit tags]

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