The Baptist Resource Network grieves over the senseless and tragic loss of George Floyd’s life. We are praying not only for immediate justice for the Floyd family, but are encouraging all Christ-followers to pray and pursue actions that value the fact that all life, created by God, is to be recognized as valuable and equal with one another.

We again grieve and weep with our African American brothers and sisters who once again have to experience the sin of racism and injustice because of systemic inequality within our land. This type of act just deepens our resolve within the Baptist Resource Network (BRN) to continue the pursuit of being a voice and change agent for the injustice still threatening African Americans and other minority people groups.

As we have done in recent years, the BRN will relentlessly continue to pursue racial unity and equality, believing that this is foremost at the heart and desire of the One we claim to follow and trust, our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus prayed “that we might be one, as He and the Father are one (John 17:21).”

It’s time for the Christian community to stand up and say, “Enough is enough.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Floyd family, as well as all African Americans who are hurting and grief-stricken over this senseless act of violence and because of the cowardice of people to stand and fight against racism. May God inspire us to learn to love and value all people created in His image.

“So God created man in His own image;
He created him in the image of God;
He created them male and female” (Gen. 1:27).

Dr. Barry Whitworth
Executive Director
Baptist Resource Network of PA/SJ

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