‘Racism is an affront to God’ – Church leaders lament death of George Floyd

Jun 3, 2020 by

from Christian Today:

Church leaders have condemned racism as riots continue to rage across the US following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died last week in Minnesota while being detained by a white police officer. 

In a joint statement, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, said that everyone needed to play their part in eradicating racism.

“Recent events in the United States of America have once again drawn public attention to the ongoing evil of white supremacy,” they said.

“Systemic racism continues to cause incalculable harm across the world. Our hearts weep for the suffering caused – for those who have lost their lives, those who have experienced persecution, those who live in fear.

“God’s justice and love for all creation demands that this evil is properly confronted and tackled.

“Let us be clear: racism is an affront to God. It is born out of ignorance, and must be eradicated. We all bear the responsibility and must play our part to eliminate this scourge on humanity.

“As Dr Martin Luther King Jr said, ‘In a real sense, we are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Therefore, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’

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Read also: A statement from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu in response to events in the United States of America

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