To the Journal editor:
In response to current evidence of bullying issues in the local area, our country and around the world, the Marquette Clergy Association recently developed and is supportive of an Anti-Bullying Resolution. It reads:
WHEREAS we are more aware than ever before about bullying in our schools, in the workplace, and in many other settings in our community; and
WHEREAS the emphasis on competition, the use of power and the attainment of success in our society often encourages people to act in ways that dominate and bully others; and
WHEREAS those suffering from bullying often sustain emotional scars and physical injury that can last a lifetime; and
WHEREAS we as faith communities desire to treat everyone with the respect and compassion that Jesus would have; and
WHEREAS we, the Church of Jesus Christ, are called to activate and organize the passion of God's people for justice to transform the life of the church and society;
Therefore, be it resolved that the member pastors and congregations of the Marquette Clergy Association urge the Marquette community to seek ways to identify bullying in our community, provide educational and personal opportunities to deepen awareness of the needs of all God's people, and together seek ways to eliminate bullying in our community.