It’s one thing to know what to protest against. It’s another to know what vision for society, for our nation, for the world, to champion.
The World Evangelical Alliance laments “the recent killing of a black unarmed man, a symptom of the racial injustice that continues to exist”. Furthermore, the body representing 42,000 US churches also calls “for justice for victims and their families”.
Trump and his misuse of the Bible are a distraction in the challenging task of inviting people to approach the Word of God without prejudices.
To hope there is some sweeping solution to at this point is a pipe dream. We should weep, be speechless and empathic, for once.
“Floyd was a person of peace, that helped the gospel go forward”, said pastor Patrick Ngwolo, who had worked with Floyd.