Cove Church Response to Racial Inequality
Racism continues to be a blight on our nation and our world. It is a cancer that seeks to devalue God’s image in each of us and to divide people in ignorance, anger, and fear.
God desires to pour out wisdom, peace, and love if we would have ears to hear. For those who follow Christ, racism and prejudice of any kind should have no place, as we understand that Jesus died for all the world, not some.
God’s love always moves beyond externals and addresses our hearts. We grieve knowing that our brothers and sisters of color are hurting at a profound heart level. Although every individual's experience is unique, it should always be our desire to listen and grow in empathy. As a church we want to use whatever voice and influence God would give us, to see the toxic poison of prejudice removed from our planet forever.
We are grateful for the authentic, peaceful, and fruitful efforts around us that raise awareness and create cultural change. We condemn the violence, bloodshed, and destruction that has attempted to twist those peaceful endeavors. We join with our brothers and sisters in declaring we can do better, we must do better.
Thank you for continuing to join us in prayer for God to heal our land.
In Great Love,
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