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God’s ancient answer for racism

(Photo: Unsplash/Clay Banks)Recent racially charged incidents including the tragic death of George Floyd have stirred ensuing riots and torn open the rawest of wounds racism. Judging a person according to skin color is an ancient sin. For that reason, God gave this ancient solution.In the earliest words of Scripture, God spoke: "Let us make human... Read more

Racism on the agenda for most UK churches, survey finds

(Photo: Unsplash/Gabe Pierce)The issue of racism has been brought up in most churches since the death of George Floyd, a new survey by Premier Christian News has found. In the poll of nearly 500 Premier listeners, three quarters (74%) said their church had mentioned racism following the unarmed black man's death in Minneapolis last month. Only 18%... Read more

Bishops take the knee in memory of George Floyd

Church of England bishops took the knee on Tuesday to mark two weeks since the death of George Floyd.The Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Rev Dr Christopher Cocksworth, and the Bishop of Warwick, the Rt Rev John Stroyan, knelt down in front of the Charred Cross in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral in tribute to... Read more

As black people cry for justice, Dr King speaks powerfully to us today

People gather to march in the annual parade down MLK Boulevard to honor Martin Luther King, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S., January 16, 2017. RREUTERS/Billy WeeksI guess we've all been taken aback by the astonishing reaction to George Floyd's death. The distressing video footage has clearly played a crucial part in this but even so, few... Read more

‘Get your knee off our necks’ – Rev Al Sharpton calls for change at George Floyd’s memorial

Reverend Al Sharpton speaks during a memorial service for George Floyd following his death in Minneapolis police custody, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., June 4, 2020.(Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson)In his eulogy for George Floyd at a memorial service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Thursday, civil rights activist Rev Al Sharpton declared that now is the right time for the... Read more

Racism is a UK Church problem too, says bishop after George Floyd death

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump and George Floyd's son, Quincy Mason Floyd, react as they visit the site where he was taken into police custody, in Minneapolis, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson(Photo: Reuters)The UK Church is being urged to take a fresh look at racism in its midst after the death of George Floyd at... Read more

Christian leaders call for justice after death of George Floyd

George Floyd(Photo: Facebook)In the bystander video that has been watched by millions around the world, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, begged for his life and cried for his mother before he visibly stopped breathing with the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer still pinned to his neck on Monday.The video (warning: shocking... Read more