The summer interns reflect upon “My Anger, God’s Righteous Indignation”, which is a podcast by Willie Jennings in response to the death of George Floyd.
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.
Jenny Kim shared her experiences in her reflection, ‘Let’s Please Speak Up’, in the hopes of ending the silence around racism and standing with the black community.
Standing Together was a virtual vigil that was held by St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church in solidarity with Black people who face disproportionate racism in the United States and Canada. The vigil took place on Saturday June 6th, 2020 and featured two guest speakers: Rev. Dr. Esther Acolatse and Rev. Paulette M. Brown.
Bob Kim shared his experiences in his reflection, ‘My Story of Privilege’, in the hopes of helping with the conversation on racism and police brutality that is happening in the United States and all over the world.
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.