LEARN, PRAY, ACT: Resources for Addressing Racist Violence and Police Brutality (Photo: RINGO CHIU | AFP | Getty Images)
A Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and The Episcopal Church:
Wherever and whenever hatred or bigotry rises up and is directed at any child of God, we who follow Jesus of Nazareth and therefore stand for love, must act. We must stand up, speak up and show up. Today we do so with and for our Asian American and Pacific Islander brothers, sisters and siblings. Whatever the motivation of the shooter in Atlanta, we know that we are seeing a dangerous increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: in the past year, Stop AAPI Hate has documented 3,795 incidents. Many of our fellow children of God are living in fear here in the United States, where there is supposed to be liberty and justice for all. We who stand for love must act — we must speak up, stand up and show up. Click here for some links to some ways we can do that.