Reactions from Episcopal Church leaders and others to the guilty verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued a statement prior to the verdict. Statements will be added to the top as we receive them.
— Forward Movement (@fwd_mvt) April 21, 2021
Justice for George Floyd was essential. Praying for his family and friends today, and all who waited with them. Praying too for all who live with the trauma of racist violence and oppression, endured over many generations, and all who continue to wait and struggle for justice.
— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) April 21, 2021
— Washington National Cathedral (@WNCathedral) April 20, 2021
Bishop @JenniferBB: When we stand together as beacons of Christ, we want communities where the public safety system protects the lives of all of God’s people and where we no longer need to learn the names of those who have been taken from us by police.https://t.co/B2RjqHi3ck
— Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis (@IndyEpiscopal) April 20, 2021
— Grace Cathedral (@gracecathedral) April 21, 2021
Today's Verdict: A message from the Rev. Rob Fisher, Rector of St. John's Church, Lafayette Square. pic.twitter.com/OCuOYY11r1
— St. John's Church, Lafayette Square (@StJohnLafayette) April 20, 2021
Numbness, Apprehension and a Small Sliver of Hope: A Letter from Bishop Shannon: https://t.co/OxcnVGucjK
— Episcopal Church VT (@EpiscopalVT) April 21, 2021
I wrote this prayer today after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. @CACRadicalGrace and I invite you to reflect together in contemplation and join our hearts in the transforming work of Love. pic.twitter.com/8ADDPgYPMy
— Richard Rohr (@RichardRohrOFM) April 21, 2021
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May George Floyd's family know the peace of God which is justice.
Rest in Power George Floyd.
— Kelly Brown Douglas (@DeanKBD) April 20, 2021