“Marking a year since George Floyd’s tragic murder, the #CandleOfJustice initiative provides a timely moment for us to come together in prayer and reflection, with a determination to each do all we can to stand for racial justice,” says Rev. Dr Lurliene Miller, co-chair of the Churches Together in England Racial Justice Working Group. “The unity of God’s church is powerful, and we’re so encouraged to see churches committing to working together to tackle racial injustice.”
Reflecting on this anniversary, Bishop Mike Royal, a member of the Churches Together in England Racial Justice Working Group, said that the anniversary of the death of George Floyd is a moment to lament. “It is also a moment for the church to reflect on how far we have come and how far we need go in the journey towards racial justice, both here in the UK and around the globe,” he said.
The #CandleOfJustice prayer reads, in part:
Thank you that you love each person,
made in the image of God.
Change our hearts to see others as you do.
Allow our hearts to break over the sin of racism,
and our lament to turn into righteous action.