A discussion note for South African Christians via SACLI
By Rev Edwin Arrison, 10 July 2020
A basic statement of faith is that all people are created in the image of God. And all people have God’s breath within us (Gen 1 and 2).
But what happens if, over hundreds of years, this image is denied within black people and a universal cry rings out “We can’t breathe!” At that point, black people affirm—without seeking the validation of others—that indeed BLACK LIVES MATTER. The cry of the people simply echoes the cry of God. That is why it can truly be called a “movement” and not simply a “moment”. Continue reading