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Πέμπτη, 4 Ιουνίου 2020

Orthodox Bishops of the USA: Solidarity with those who condemn racism and inequality

Terrence Floyd, George Floyd's brother visits the location where his brother was killed, June 1 (photo from here)


 Photo from here (Orthodox Archbishop of America Elpidophoros)

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"N": Το Συμβούλιο των Επισκόπων όλων των Κανονικών Ορθοδόξων Εκκλησιών των ΗΠΑ καταδικάζει τον ρατσισμό και τη βία, με αφορμή τη δολοφονία του Τζωρτζ Φλόιντ, που πυροδότησε το πρόσφατο (Μάιος - Ιούνιος 2020) κύμα αιματηρών ταραχών στις ΗΠΑ. Παράλληλα, ο αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής Ελπιδοφόρος συμμετείχε σε ειρηνική διαμαρτυρία στο Μπρούκλιν (φωτο)

The Executive Committee of the Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA is calling on a moment of silence and solidarity for all victims of racial violence on Wednesday at 12.00, on the occasion of the recent incidents and unrest that are taking place in many American states, due to the murder of George Floyd.
The Orthodox Bishops express their unequivocal solidarity with all those who condemn racism and inequality, “which betray the spirit of democracy in our nation, i.e. ‘one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’.”
As they typically report, “violence is a horrible and tangible manifestation of the reign of sin in our world. It is expressed in many faces, all of which seek to deny the image and likeness of God in each human person, in whom God has placed an irreducible dignity and sacredness.”
“Thus, as Orthodox Hierarchs, we condemn all actions and words that promote hatred and racism, but also all acts of violence and destruction.”



See also

en.Wikipedia / Killing of George Floyd

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Iakovos of USA, Martin Luther King Jr. & Reverend James Reeb 
Ecumenical Patriarch Joachim II Opposes American Slavery in 1862
OLD PROBLEMS IN THE NEW WORLD: A Forum on Modern Slavery in the Ecumenical Patriarchate

  
Orthodox Christian Clergy Against Racism
Racism: An Orthodox Perspective

The Heresy of Racism
Racism (tag)  

Orthodoxy, Torture & death penalty
The Kingdom of Heaven, where racial discrimination has no place
Grace and “the Inverted Pyramid” 

Race and the Fall


How “White” is the Orthodox Church? 
Ancient Christian faith (Orthodox Church) in Africa

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