Statement of Covenant Presbyterian Church on the Murder of George Floyd
It’s a tragedy that fifty-five years after the Civil Rights legislation of the 1960’s significant disparities continue to exist and in many ways are getting worse. So saying “Black Lives Matter” is essential and necessary because far too often they don’t matter to far too many people.
And yes all lives do matter, but it’s important to focus on the lives who have been in peril, and focus on changing the reality to ensure, yes, that Black lives do matter in terms of policy, policing, voting access, economic justice, education, housing and medical care. So when you hear “Black Lives Matter” our response is of course and let’s continue to work to make this a reality.