The overwhelming outcry over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police should have non-black preachers trying to address racial justice, even if for the first time. First and foremost, non-black preachers need to listen to leaders of the black community who have been doing this work for so long. Since we are still in the midst of a pandemic, the resources are readily available for non-black preachers to listen and learn. This is only the beginning, but we must listen so that we too can speak out.
Rev. Dr. William Barber II, a Pastoral Letter to the Nation
Rev Dr. Heber Brown III, for Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore
Rev. Traci Blackmon, during the Online Interfaith Vigil for George Floyd message starts at minute 50:36
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church for the Washington National Cathedral
Rev. Kaji Dousa, for Park Avenue Christian Church in New York City
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