Talking about the Events in Ferguson and New York from a Faith Perspective

People of faith have continued to speak and act in the aftermath of the grand jury decisions about the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York. Below are a list of resources and commentary about the events in Ferguson and New York from around the Episcopal Church.

 

Statements:
Statement
of Bishop Mariann Budde and Dean Gary Hall on the grand jury decision, the statement includes an invitation to a prayer vigil at the National Cathedral at 3:00 PM on December 11.

The Episcopal News Service has compiled a list of statements about the grand jury decisions from around the Episcopal Church

Commentary:
Two posts from the EDOW Blog, “There is Work to be Done: A Response to the Eric Garner Case,” and “Lord, If you had been there.”

Theological perspective on “I can’t breathe,” in an interview with The Very Revd Will Mebane, Jr., Interim Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo

The Stones Cry Out, The Rev. Winnie Varghese at The Huffington Post

How a New York Seminary became a Hub for Eric Garner Protests, Jack Jenkins at ThinkProgress

Healing the Wounds of Ferguson too Lightly, The Right Rev. Dan Edwards, Diocese of Nevada

Posts about Ferguson from Episcopal Cafe, an Episcopal blog can be found here and here.

Resources:
Materials from The Episcopal Church to guide discussions about Ferguson in congregations.

A collection of resources compiled by the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary that includes resources from The Episcopal Church, avenues for online engagement, and resources from local Episcopal Leaders

Episcopal News Service coverage of resources from around the Episcopal Church

photo credit: AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

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  1. Center for the Ministry of Teaching

    Thu 04th Dec 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing. We hope all these resources help parishes have honest and fruitful conversations.

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