This forum includes church leaders wrestling with COVID-19 and racial injustice — the pandemics of our time. The implications are both broad and deep, negatively impacting our world economy and devastating many families. COVID-19 unveiled health disparities while African Americans disproportionately suffer at a much greater rate. Then George Floyd’s brutal death revealed racial disparities that erupted into protests.
Navigating the complexities takes diverse perspectives coming together to pursue a common end. We will emerge as a different society.
The bold sharing allows us to see how we may take practical steps forward.
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- Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Sr. Pastor, Alfred Street Baptist Church, Arlington, VA
- Rev. Scott Chrostek, Executive Director of Regional Campuses and Downtown campus pastor, Church of the Resurrection, Kansas City, MO
- Rev. Dr. Frances ‘Toni’ Draper, Sr. Pastor, Freedom Temple AME Zion Church, Baltimore, MD
- Rev. William H. Lamar IV, Sr. Pastor, Metropolitan AME Church, Washington DC