(RNS) — A look at moments of faith during demonstrations to honor George Floyd and oppose racial injustice this weekend.
(RNS) — ‘To follow … Jesus means to love in a way that sometimes puts you in harm’s way, and that’s not something to be afraid of,’ said the Rev. Alan Dicken, a Disciples of Christ minister.
PASADENA (RNS) — ‘There’s a lot of racism and a lot of white supremacy, unfortunately, also in the church,’ said the Rev. Sally Howard, associate rector at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena.
(RNS) — Many Christians pointed out a resonance with Pentecost in the protests that unfolded across the United States this weekend, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
One long rope, with a noose at the end. That is all you need to know.
(RNS) — We cheered for black athletes, we welcomed a few blacks to our schools and workplaces, but we still live separate lives in our gated communities.
(RNS) — As protests raged this weekend, I saw many women of color choke on tear gas, but I have to squint to see women who look like me in the crowds.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — If elected, he promised to "deal with institutional racism" and set up a police oversight body in his first 100 days in office.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Many religious leaders believe that using faith to build bridges between law enforcement and the communities they police will ultimately keep everyone safe.
(RNS) — In a Pentecost Sunday address, he referred to the protests wracking the country as ‘the inevitable reflex of a people who cannot breathe because their life is being systematically snuffed out.’
(RNS) — Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders condemned the abuse of police power, call for racial healing and pray that the family of George Floyd will find comfort.
(RNS) — Too many white evangelicals are silent about the death of George Floyd and the racial divide of the American church.
(RNS) — Faith leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are offering aid to demonstrators who have taken to the streets to decry racism and police brutality, working to balance religious calls for justice with an aversion to violence and a desire to prevent the spread of infection during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
(RNS) — ‘He was like the OG of the neighborhood and made sure that we were welcomed in ... in the Bible we call it a ‘person of peace.’ He helped us and allowed us to operate in his neighborhood.’
(RNS) — I'm numb. The kind of numb that doesn't mean you can't feel anything but that you feel all the things at once and don't know how to name it or what to do about it.