“As people of the cross, we believe in the hope of the resurrection,” she writes in the 20 April statement. “Yet we cannot rush to Easter Sunday without reflecting on the oppression of Good Friday.”
The murder of George Floyd is one of the many examples of the ongoing abuse of police authority, Eaton continues. “The extrajudicial killings of Brown and Black bodies must stop.”
She recommitted to continue to fight against the sin of racism and to hold accountable unjust systems and structures that perpetuate injustices, including those within the church. “Let us together in our congregations and communities discern how we are being called in this moment to live out our baptismal promise to serve all people and strive for justice and peace,” she writes.