As people of faith, we are to be for people and against evil and injustice.
With the fatal shootings of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and more recently Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, calls for justice have been made.
In many ways, these tragedies have pointed out the need for addressing prejudice and injustice towards people of color in all of our society – beyond only law enforcement.
At the same time, police officers serve and protect us. The deaths of policemen in Dallas and now Baton Rouge was devastating. The stories of police officers putting their lives at risk for the protestors in Dallas showed true heroism.
If we are for supporting the police and against racial profiling and injustice, how can we respond?
She led us in prayers of lament and prayers of repentance. She challenged us that God’s call to “Oneness” is not the same as a call to “Sameness.”
Her message was powerful, timely, and a guide for how we can respond to our broken world.