FROM MAINE’S PULPITS ON PENTECOST 2020
COVID-19 isn’t the only epidemic threatening the well-being of our nation right now. The other is racism—structural and implicit, personal and overt—policies and ideologies that prolong the violence, suffering, injustice and inequity engendered by more than four centuries of race-based oppression and white supremacy and privilege.
In the wake of the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, Pentecost sermons and prayers in churches around the state of Maine on May 31 addressed this painful reality. This collection offers examples that inspire and challenge people of faith to take concrete actions that will dismantle racist structures, policies and belief systems, and rebuild this nation on a foundation of racial equity.