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Churches amplify urgent calls to address violent racism in US

As protests erupted in more than 30 cities across the US in the wake of the death of George Floyd, churches in the US collectively expressed anger combined with a clarion call for a change—once and for all—in a nation that has tolerated violent racism for too long.

Read WCC article Churches amplify urgent calls to address violent racism in US 

Read WCC executive committee issues “Statement on Racial Justice in the USA” 


Lamentation in a Pandemic

by Susan Henry-Crowe —  from the WCC blog page, 4 June 2020. 

How lonely sits the city that was full of people. How like a widow she has become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the cities has become a vassal. Behold, O Lord, for I am in distress, my soul is in tumult, my heart is wrung within me, because I have been very rebellious. In the street the sword bereaves; In the house it is like death. Hear how I groan; there is none to comfort me. My heart is poured out in grief…(Lamentations 1:1-2, 21, 2:11)

Read the blog post Lamentation in a Pandemic

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