The Office of Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Office provides statistics, biographies, photos, background information, and other resources to media representatives reporting on the mission and ministries of The Episcopal Church

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Statement in Time of Waiting for Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 20, 2021
Office of Public Affairs

Video content on episcopalchurch.org can be downloaded from the share icon on the video player highlighted above. Clicking the share icon will display several options including the download icon. Clicking on the download icon will download the video.

Video content from episcopalchurch.org can be embedded from the share icon on the video player highlighted above.

Option one: Clicking the share icon will display several options including the < > embed icon. Clicking on the embed icon will copy the embed code in the form of an <iframe> to your device. You can then paste the <iframe> code to the source code of your page. The width and height of the video player are set by default and can be adjusted.

Option two: This video is available on our YouTube channel.

Click the “share” icon. Select the < > option. Clicking copy will copy the embed code in the form of an <iframe> to your device. You can then paste the <iframe> code to the source code of your page. The width and height of the video player are set by default and can be adjusted.

Note: Many web editing systems like WordPress allow embedding media like video by simply pasting a link from YouTube directly onto a post while editing eliminating the need for embed code entirely. Systems vary.

This is a tense and troubled moment, as we await the jury’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd.

Please pray for the soul of George Floyd, for his family, and for everyone everywhere who has suffered because of the sin of racism and oppression. Pray for all the people of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Pray for this nation that we may find the ways of both justice and healing. Pray for us all.

Whatever comes with the verdict, there is no celebration. Nothing will bring George Floyd back to his family or his community back to us. The struggle continues.

If the verdict does not establish guilt, and even if it does, our pain persists and our grief goes on.

May we not be paralyzed by our pain, our fear, and our anger. May we learn, as the Bible teaches, to “love not in word and speech but in truth and in action,” truth and action that leads to justice and healing.

Let us pray,

O God, you have bound us together in a common life.  Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

God bless you.

Contact
Lisa Webb

Associate Staff Officer, Public Affairs

Visit us on Social Media