Last night some friends and I walked from my house to a peaceful protest in our city on behalf of our black brothers and sisters. A police officer (great guy I’ve worked with in events in the past) came to take questions from the crowd. A local black pastor shared an encouraging word and led the parade. Other speakers called out for justice. It stayed peaceful and called out for justice not only in honor of George Floyd, but the countless other stories we’ve heard around the world and in our city.
It was great to see several congregants from our church, other pastors, the mayor, city council members, activists, college professors, theologians, and more. As a Jesus-pacifist I was there for as long as it stayed peaceful—and since it did the whole time, I was able to stay for the whole thing.