The St Louis American interviewed The Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of Christ Church Cathedral, about his enthusiastic support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Rev. Kinman has lost some parishioners and faced some criticism from people who seem tired of hearing about the activists and the issues they raise.
From the article:
“Some people have said, ‘You’re making me feel bad, guilty, ashamed,’” Kinman said. “I get that. Christ Church Cathedral is not always an easy place to go to church. But we go where God is calling us. There is no way history could have come to St. Louis with this movement and us not throw open our doors and then go out into the street ourselves.”
Is your church involved in similar efforts? How are ways that churches can be safe places and shelters for activists?