Earlier this week in the Hennepin County Courthouse, in the state of Minnesota, a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts of murdering Mr. George Floyd. In this moment, we share in the relief and satisfaction of Mr. Floyd’s family and loved ones, and the communities around the world who stood … Continue reading Justice requires more: A Pax Christi USA Statement following the verdict in the Chauvin trial
by Pearlette SpringerPax Christi Anti-Racism Team Chairperson I recently read an article written by Penn Rhodeen, "The Crucifixion of George Floyd". In this article, Rhodeen contrasts and compares lynching to crucifixion. The analysis revealed that lynching is a mob action, not condoned or authorized by government entities. Crucifixion, as we have seen with Jesus Christ, … Continue reading Post-traumatic stress at its finest: After the trial, when does the healing begin?