Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

As you know too well, we have been through (another) terrible week of violence and upheaval, protest and lament, grief and fear.  I am without words …. or, at least, I am without new or original words that I believe will help foster or further the conversation.  And so I offer you a compilation of a few statements or ideas you might not have seen or heard from others.

First, from our Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton. “We are killing ourselves, and until we in the white community feel that the death of a person of color is our death too, it’s not going to change. … In the days ahead, we must consider how we might buy topamax online join together, and with ecumenical partners, to dismantle systems and structures that perpetuate hatred and violence in church and society.  … But in this moment, our calling is to a ministry of presence. A ministry of “showing up” with each other and especially with the members of our congregations and the people in our communities.

Last Friday, Bp. Eaton lived out the idea of showing up via worship at The Lutheran Center in Chicago.  I watched the livestream and was helped by having done so.  If you missed it, click here to watch the recording.  The site also has a number of other resources that might be of help to you and/or your congregation.

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