BLACK LIVES MATTER
June 3, 2020
We live in a system that keeps Americans divided by race ~ those who live traumatized by it, and those who have benefited from it. As persons of faith, and followers of the radical teacher Jesus, we feel we must speak out against injustice and not just be passive protesters.
Racist violence has been tacitly supported in this country throughout its history. Treating others as less than human because of the color of their skin is not an expression of kindness or inclusion, and it must end. The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, among the countless others who have been victimized by racist violence in our nation's history must not be forgotten or ignored. We must all stand together to fight against white supremacy and racism in all its forms.
We, as a nation and a world, have been forced to pause in this COVID time to create a safer world, and this must include safety for all Americans and all global citizens. We must stand in solidarity and move from passivity to action in seeking safety, justice, and respect for every person.
For a list of resources on how to take action for justice, click here.
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Blessings and justice for all.
Rev. David Starbuck Gregory
Jolyn O’Hare, Co-moderator
Richard Flout, Co-moderator
Frank Valone, Past Co-moderator
Barbara George, Treasurer
Maria Pracher, Secretary
Diane Suffridge, Member-at-large
Katherine Crawford, Member-at-large
Louise Trudeau, Member-at-large