Monday, July 11, 2016

US is in ‘a time of great pain and turmoil’, says Michael Curry

From The Church Times-

THE Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Most Revd Michael Curry, has spoken of a “time of great pain and turmoil for us as a country” after the recent shooting incidents in America.

Bishop Curry was responding to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were shot and killed by police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St Paul, Minnesota, and the subsequent attack on police officers in Dallas, Texas, which resulted in the deaths of five police officers and the injuring of seven others.

The shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota sparked protests around the country — including in Dallas, where the police officers were attacked. The protesters, under the banner “Black Lives Matter”, say that black people are more likely than white people to be shot and killed by police officers.

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