The Shiloh Seventh-day Adventist Church is standing in solidarity with the family of Brother George Floyd. Today, in New York a statewide moment of silence for Brother George Floyd will be held at 2:00 PM to coincide with the start of the Minnesota Memorial service. R.I.P Brother George!
As you know, over the last few days, tens of thousands of people marched across our country and in our very own backyard, through the streets of Brooklyn past the front of our church. They marched in memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and in defiance of all forms of racial inequality. They marched because Black lives matter.
In this moment, as we grapple with the profound trauma of 400 years of injustice and the existing, rampant inequities in our nation, we are reminded of how much work needs to be done.
As a people of faith we can’t just sit back and enjoy the fringe benefits without having to do our part. We must help people to breath with the compassionate message of Christ Jesus. Jesus was a disciplined and prayerful freedom fighter as he said “if the son sets you free, you are free indeed”.
Lastly, one of the best ways to dismantle racism is by freedom in Christ.
In His Service,
Dr. Marlving P. Charlet, Pastor