Chicagoland's faith leaders speak out on systemic racial injustices
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago held an Interfaith press conference at 12 pm on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 231 State St Chicago. During press conference faith Leaders called on state and city of Chicago officials to do more about racial injustice.
15 faith-based Leaders, including Christians, Jews and Muslims addressed the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the issue of racism and white supremacy from a faith perspective. Leaders also demand an end to systemic racism and to announce actions to be pursued as a united faith-based effort.
The faith leaders issue a statement provide detailing the murder of George Floyd and systemic racism and call for "Peace and Justice." they hope to see justice and equality in the state of Illinois, the city of Chicago and other part of country.
Speakers for the event included:
Bishop Joseph Parry - Chicago Catholic Archdiocese
Reverend Brian R Paulson - Presbyterian Church
Bishop Sally Dyck - Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church
Rabbi David Minkus - Congregation Rodfei Zedek/Jewish Theological Seminary
Pastor Otis Moss - Trinity United Church of Christ
Pastor Chris Harris - Harris Bright Star Church
Pastor Audia Wells - Church of Jesus Christ for Latter-Day Saints
Sheikh Kifah Mustapha - Chairman of CIOGC Imams
Mr. Ahmed Rehab - Ex. Director CAIR Chicago
Imam Tariq El-Amin and Dr. Saba Khan from CIOGC
At the end special prayer was performed