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Justice & Not-Yet Justice

As people across the country exhaled after the guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin on Tuesday (April 20), social media quickly lit up with cries of “justice.” But while holding someone accountable for murdering George Floyd is a step toward justice, we must not confuse it with justice itself. (munshots/Unsplash) Justice would be […]

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Faith Leaders Hope Chauvin Verdict Lifts Racial Justice Work

(AP) — Faith leaders in Minnesota and across the United States expressed hope that their advocacy work for racial justice will gain momentum from the guilty verdict rendered against Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted of killing George Floyd. “It’s very encouraging for our overall work around racial justice to see the system, in […]

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Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Might be an Exodus for America

(RNS) — The first thing my daughter Claire asked when she came home from school on Tuesday (April 20) was, “Dad, what does a guilty verdict mean?” I thought of the passage in the Book of Joshua: “This shall be a sign among you; when your children ask later, saying, ‘What do these stones mean […]