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Most pastors supportive of anti-racism protests – survey

(Photo: Unsplash/Max Bender)The vast majority of American pastors support peaceful anti-racism protests, new research by the Barna Group has found. Protests have been taking place across the US since the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Of the 400 pastors surveyed by Barna, 76% said they believed churches should... Read more

Evangelical theologians issue joint statement calling racism ‘contrary to Scripture’ and the Gospel

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades)Dozens of evangelical theologians have added their names to a statement condemning racism as "contrary to Scripture and to the evangelical gospel". The statement, issued on Monday, acknowledges that while evangelicals like William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery, there were also "negatively those who assimilated the values of their surrounding unjust culture". "Today's situation... Read more

Mike Pence meets black faith leaders after George Floyd death

Vice President Mike Pence speaking alongside Bishop Harry Jackson of Maryland's mostly black Hope Christian Church in Beltsville.(Photo: YouTube)The church is a good place to start a conversation about healing the racial rift in America, US Vice President Mike Pence has said.Pence met black community and faith leaders for a listening session at a Maryland... 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

Church must lead the way in speaking out against racism in the UK, says Pentecostal leader

Pentecostal leader Pastor Agu Irukwu has spoken of his sorrow and anger over the death of George Floyd in the US. The black man's death at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis has triggered widespread protests across the US and in the UK. Pastor Irukwu, who heads the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the... 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