Campus Ministry's Statement On Chauvin Trial
Today and every day, our faith traditions impel us to remain steadfast in our resolve to stand together with all people of good will who seek to be antiracist and to work for justice. As we reflect upon today’s verdict, let us find inspiration to continue the slow work of social change found in the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. King reminds us that justice “will be accomplished by persons who have the courage to put an end to suffering themselves rather than inflict suffering upon others. It will be done by rejecting racism, materialism, and violence that has characterized Western civilization and especially by working toward a world of [kinship], cooperation and peace.”
God of justice and peace, you reveal that those who work for peace will be called your children. Help us labor without ceasing for that justice which brings true and lasting peace. Amen.
Citation: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom,” Ebony, 21 (October 1966), 30.