In response to the recent murders of our Black brothers and sisters, including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others, Christians in Boston are speaking out on the sin of racism that has plagued our city and nation. Here are a few perspectives on racial justice from Boston Church leaders:
– On the Murder of George Floyd & Riots: A Black Pastoral Defense of Justice, Law and the Boston Police Department (Rev. Eugene Rivers, The Ella J Baker House)
–Calling in White (Bill Mooney-McCoy, Director of Worship at Gordon College)
–Daily Examen for Living as an Antiracist Person (Co-authored by Vernée Peacock Wilkinson, a Black Spiritual Director and lay leader at Reservoir Church in Cambridge)
– Statement on the Killing of George Floyd (Cardinal Sean O’Malley)
– Speaking Out For Racial Justice? 4 Suggestions for Getting Started (Josh Wilson from The Table)
– “Our Siblings’ Blood is Crying Out:” A Call to Listen & Action (Rev. Laura Everett & Rev. Jennie Barrett Siegel from the Massachusetts Council of Churches)
–“The Narrow Way of Racial Justice” (Lexi Carver, Church of the Cross)
– A Panel Conversation on Racial Justice (North Shore Gospel Partnership)
– American Revolution to Officially End Sanctioned Racism (Torli Krua, Universal Human Rights International)
–Dear White Christians… (Megan Lietz, Director of the Race & Christian Community Initiative at the Emmanuel Gospel Center)
Video Panel Discussions
As Christians grapple with the knowledge of how racial oppression and injustice has plagued our city, where do we go from here? Below is a listing of panel discussions by local Christian leaders that can inform us as we move forward.
Click on the images below to watch the videos on Youtube, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas for how we can move forward in God’s vision for restoration together.
Conversation on racism and the role of the church hosted by Restoration City Church – click on the image on left to watch their worship service this morning , which included a panel with local Christian leaders.
Note that this list is not meant to be comprehensive, and please email us at email@example.com if there are other perspectives we should share