Thursday, 02 July 2020

The Provincial Board, the Bishops and the Mission & Society Committee of the Moravian Church in the UK have issued the following statement on George Floyd and racism:

Over the last two weeks, the death of George Floyd has highlighted the harsh realities of racism and the negative impact that it has had on the lives of countless black people. 

We abhor his murder and we offer our sincere sympathy to his family. Racism exists in our society and it can often go unrecognised. We are committed to take action to challenge all forms of racism. Everyone is equal and everyone is created in the image of God but centuries of racism have led to the perception that some lives are valued more than others. 
 
We call on all of our brothers and sisters to affirm and uphold one of the key tenets of the Moravian basis of faith that, “We oppose any discrimination in our midst because of race or standing, and we regard it as a commandment of the Lord to bear public witness to this and to demonstrate by word and deed that we are brothers and sisters in Christ.” (Ground of the Unity).

Church House is the Headquarters of the Moravian Church in the British Province and is located in London at:
Moravian Church House, 

5 Muswell Hill, 
London 
N103TJ

Email:

office@moravian.org.uk

Tel:

020 8883 3409

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