UK Church leader Martin Segal said the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police should galvanise Christians to fight injustice and evil. He argued that everyone is made in the image of God and for God’s glory. According to Mr. Segal the call of God’s people as Christ’s body on the earth is to fight against injustice, to love, champion and protect those people who face unjust hostility.
And US bishop Rev Mairann Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington said she was “outraged” by Mr Trump’s visit to the historic St. John’s Church. She commented that the President did not come to pray or lament the death of George Floyd. She noted also that he failed to acknowledge the collective agony of people of colour or bring calm to the troubled country. Meanwhile, Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush described Mr. Trump’s photo-opportunity with Bible in hand at St. John’s Church as an act of sacrilege.
Evangelicalism needs a more humble posture of receiving and learning. This is according to Efrem Smith, co-pastor of a US mega church in California.
He said the movement needs to insert into its preaching and teaching the elements of justice and reconciliation that are a significant part of the gospel message. The pastor made the remarks during a media interview, adding that watching the video of George Floyd’s death broke his heart.
Wycliffe Bible Translators who work across the world providing the Bible in people’s first language, have turned their attention to creating new posters as well as dubbing videos and written social mediaposts. They explain this new focus is to ensure people fully understand what they need to do to stop the spread of the coronavirus and to limit the outbreak in some of the poorest regions of the world. It’s estimated that about one third of the global population do not have the correct health information because of language barriers