From Conversation to Action
Partnership in Criminal Justice Reform
In response to the murder of George Floyd, leaders of Seattle’s Black faith community identified three keys to Black advancement: criminal justice reform, economic opportunity and education. We see all three as connected.
To be in communion with people from Islam, Jewish, and Christian faiths has the potential to step into our brave space to unravel, expose and embrace our contradictions, as we bring committed people together, to create a better understanding of justice , and provide an opportunity to develop coalitions across significant differences in order to imagine , practice and create change together especially for restorative and transformative justice. This is the stuff necessary to build a beloved community across faiths.
My experience with the Seattle Black-Jewish Bible Study Group has profoundly expanded my existing efforts, providing an opportunity to built authentic relationships that spur candid conversations about the issues of our times when just such a dialogue is needed most.
Rabbi Daniel Weiner