Episcopal Peace Fellowship statement on George Floyd

first_imgEpiscopal Peace Fellowship statement on George Floyd Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME George Floyd Statements In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. – Jeremiah 6:14“A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King, JrThose of us, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and our colleagues and all who oppose violence, must be the most steadfast advocates for justice. Otherwise we are simply asking our people to acquiesce in their oppression.In these times it is not hard to see injustice all around us. Some people work from home, while others are “essential” and must risk their lives at jobs that put them at aggravated risk of exposure to a deadly virus. Many, many others simply lose their jobs altogether, and so lose whatever little economic security they may have had, and also lose their employer-provided health insurance.Lives are upended and changed forever. We make the necessary call for us all to work together, to help one another, to share out the abundance that this society has produced so that all the children of God will have enough. To have empathy for the difficulties of others, as we recognize that all are struggling in these times.But America’s “original sin” of racism has not gone away. And it has no empathy.We see it as a Central Park birdwatcher is threatened by a woman with an unleashed dog, saying she will call 911 “to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”We also see it in the murder of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police because he may have tried to spend a fake $20 bill.One of these events took a life; the other threatened, and also ground down the dignity of a person of color, another daily dose of oppression. In normal times (whatever they were) it was hard enough not to be torn apart by such events. In today’s America it is impossible. Ahmaud, Breonna, George… it has not stopped, nor even slowed.Not all forms of violence are equivalent. The government provides lethal weapons, and authority, and the expectation of impunity to the police. They must be held accountable. People from marginalized communities who suffer everyday indignities while others just like themselves are killed, and who march or rally to protest, see the very same police, with military weapons and armored vehicles, deployed against them, telling them to leave, to move, to stop; when the right to peaceful protest is hemmed in by the armored and helmeted “authorities” who hit them with tear gas – choking them during a respiratory viral pandemic – when some whose anger pushes them to the desperation of violence, we know they need justice to bring them to peace.As the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah knew over 2,600 years ago, there is no peace and there can be none when the wounds of the people are treated carelessly. There can be no peace until there is justice.But let Justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. – Amos 5:24Please consider a donation to bail out arrested protesters through the national non-profit, The Bail Project.#BlackLivesMatter Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jun 1, 2020 Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

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