The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said most police officers “carry out their duties with honor”
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the anger over long-standing problems with police brutality has boiled over to the streets. It’s put the question of the police’s role in society squarely on the front burner. Some are pushing to abolish the police altogether.
In this deeply moral moment, religious communities are weighing in, issuing statements on Floyd’s murder.
Faith communities have played an important role in civil rights movements. Their voices could be powerful in pushing for greater police accountability. This blog will follow how they engage in this important work in the coming months.
What follows is a summary of some of the initial statements on Floyd’s murder, including links and short excerpts. For those of you who are part of one of these faith communities, this is an opportunity to push them to follow through on their commitments and then some.
This list is based on an Internet search and may not be complete. Please post links to statements we missed in the comment section below.