Black Lives Matter

The Baptist community in the UK has responded in solidarity and protest in the face of the injustice revealed in the brutal death of George Floyd in the USA.

The General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain writes “The death of George Floyd must also drive us to some serious heart-searching of our own.  The spotlight is not simply shining on 'them over there' but also on us here in our own context.  Baptists Together hold a common value; that we are a Movement which shares a hunger for God’s coming Kingdom and seeks to confront evil, injustice and hypocrisy and challenges worldly attitudes to power, wealth, status and security both within and beyond our Union. … It is so important that you read carefully and take to heart the articles and reflections that express the angry and frustrated voice of the oppressed and also of those who are in solidarity with them.”

Follow this link to the BUGB website to read her statement in full, and other statements and reflections, including this very powerful video produced by Baptist ministers called “I can’t breathe until you can”.

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