More Christians are saying black lives matter. But faith-based support for the police runs deep


O people! We created you from a male and a female, and made you races and tribes, that you may know one another. The best among you in the sight of God is the most righteous. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Al Quran 49:13/14)

Every human life is precious and sacred; killing one is like triggering a genocide. (Al Quran 5:32/33)

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Suggested reading by the Muslim Times: Is Human Life Sacred: The Body and the Spirit?

Source: Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Across the country, support for the Black Lives Matter movement is surging, including in religious communities.

Episcopal leaders projected the phrase onto the front of Washington National Cathedral. Bishop Mark Seitz, who heads the Catholic diocese of El Paso, Texas, held a Black Lives Matter sign at a peaceful protest last week. J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, called on Christians to embrace the statement Tuesday during a speech offered via Facebook Live.

“As a gospel issue, black lives matter. Of course, black lives matter. Our black brothers and sisters are made in the image of God.” Greear said.

On Monday, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reiterated his support for the black community in a column written with leaders from the NAACP.

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4 replies

  1. Hello Protesters——why are you blind when Saudi Arabia authority ban to build a Church in KSA for century.

    What about China, Iran, Indonesia, and other Islamic countries.

    • In Iran there is a quite active synagogue as well. In Indonesia there are many churches. In small LOMBOK island there are several of different denominations. Other Islamic countries? In Jordan when I was there a beautiful new Syrian Orthodox Cathedral was built and many other churches. In fact Saudi Arabia is the only one who did not have any indigenous Christians and therefore no old churches. Yes, for the new migrant workers, for instance from the Philippines, it would be nice of them to let them have their church as well.

      • There is no a Mosque of Ahmadiyyah in Arab countries— no freedom of religion in KSA at all.

        Why do you close your eyes ??

      • Regarding churches in Arab countries: We need to acknowledge that in countries like Jordan, Iraq and most other Arab countries there are old established Christian communities which do have their churches. Saudi Arabia did not have any old established Christian community and that is why there are no churches there. Which of course does not mean that the newly arrived expatriate workers, for instance the Catholics from the Philippines, do not deserve to have a new Church. No non-Muslim expatriate workers however are residing in Makkah and Madinah and therefore no churches are needed there also. Just saying …

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