In light of the current Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and Canada, the summer interns have written reflections regarding their knowledge and thoughts on the current situation.
As a church, our mission is to be a compassionate community that stands in solidarity with the weak and vulnerable. This is how Jesus lived, and so should we. In this context, we stand in solidarity with black people in the United States and Canada, who face anti-black racism and its dangerous, unjust, and cruel consequences every day. Now is a time to look at and assess our own actions, and critically examine the society around us. Only when we see and confront reality for what it is, can we then begin the work toward justice, healing and reconciliation. We hope that this collection of reflections and messages can help you to reflect on and critically think about anti-black racism and its effect on black people.
This is a post in a series of reflections for the Black Lives Matter movement. To read other reflections, please go to the Black Lives Matter page. Consider this post a sequel to the sermon I preached on Sunday. Cities are burning south of the border. Not only the physical stores and buildings, but also the […]