CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
The United Church of Christ has passed a resolution calling for the National Football League and theWashington Redskins to change the team name and stop using of any images or mascots that could be harmful or demeaning to the Native American community. The resolution also calls on the denomination’s nearly 1 million members to boycott all team games and merchandise until the name is changed.
Leaders made the announcement Monday at a news conference at the Cleveland Convention Center.
“Today, the United Church of Christ General Synod passed a resolution calling upon the National Football League’s Washington franchise to change its team name and to refrain from the use of any images, mascots, or behaviors that are harmful or demeaning to Native American cultures or peoples,” said the Rev. Linda Jaramillo, a national officer of the UCC.
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