Day: December 4, 2014

Soul-Searching Tonight in the White Community

Across the country tonight voices within the white community are soul searching, examining their privileges, and making connections to violence done to black and brown bodies. Tim Wise, an anti-racist author and educator, writes: Nice is the enemy of justice because to raise one’s voice against oppression is to be instantly pegged as not nice, as […]

Bishop of NY: grand jury failure and reclaiming hope

Bishop of NY: grand jury failure and reclaiming hope

The Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of New York Andrew Dietsche writes on Eric Garner and the decision of the grand jury: December 4, 2014 My dear brothers and sisters, Last week, after months of waiting, the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri failed or refused to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. […]

Right Now Jesus Can’t Breathe

In the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner, religious leaders are speaking out about racism, violence, and communities coming together:   “The message that we want to get out to the community is that we don’t want the […]