Many people in Catholic and Episcopal settings are familiar with the practices of a “way of the cross.” Here is a powerful interpretation of that practice, as seen through the experiences of people seeking asylum.
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about whether white people should be thinking of themselves as allies in the struggle for racial justice, or perhaps instead as accomplices, opening up spaces. Whatever your answer to that question you might find this guide to allyship useful. Buried in its massive set of links is this guide from the film company Bad Robot, to dismantling white supremacy in the workplace.
On June 17th, 2020, at 11:00 am central time, the AME and the ELCA will hold a liturgy in commemoration of the Emanuel 9, killed five years ago in Charleston, South Caroline. That liturgy will remain available following its premiere.
Too much has been happening the last few days to report it all here. But one resource that is worth reminding people about is The Marshall Project, which is focused on transforming our criminal justice system. They have created a series of short videos where people witness to their interactions with the system. It’s a great place to start from if you are working with people who have no idea how destructive and racist our systems are.
Here we go again. On Monday May 25th Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested George Floyd, and used a restraint hold (kneeling on his neck) that either killed him outright, or certainly contributed to his death.
Today as I update this post George Floyd’s memorial service will happen. All four officers have now been charged (with Derek Chauvin charged with various degrees of murder), the State of Minnesota has begun a civil rights investigation stretching back 10 years of the Minneapolis police department, and days and days of marches have happened and continue to go on.
We must lament, and we must act. This week some of the resources that are once again being shared include: