June 4, 2020
The events of these past weeks remind us that our labor for justice must continue. We are heartbroken by the unjust deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others who have been stripped of human dignity and subjected to violence and indecencies. We renounce racism, injustice, and the abuse of power as sin and contrary to the clear teaching of Scripture.
We, the Session of John Knox Presbyterian Church, join with the Board of the Seattle Presbytery in lament, and confess our own sins of inaction and complacency with the status quo from which we benefit. We resolve to actively discern God’s will to guide us in speaking out and laboring for justice “until race is not a barrier to the experience of being fully human”.
John Knox Presbyterian Church Session
|The Rev. James E. McPherson||Thatcher Kelley|
|The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Saur||Nolan LaFrombois|
|Haley Ballast||Chris MacRae|
|BJ Bell||Randy Pargman|
|Steven Davolt||Robert Ruiz|
|Teresa Dunn||Emma Skjonsby|
|David Floyd||Salli Talmadge|
|Kyle Heck||Emily Thatcher|
The Seattle Presbytery Executive Board’s Document of Lament and Resolve is available here.