Climate change hurts God’s creation and people. Black people are unduly impacted. The health of children, elderly and those with chronic diseases like asthma are at greater risk. Our faithful in the Caribbean, Africa and rural communities are suffering from floods, drought and disease. The AME is supporting climate policies and action that will move us away from the dirty fuels that make us sick and toward safe, clean energy. Learn more and get resources to engage here.
We are thankful that the Charleston, South Carolina jury rendered a just decision in the case of the heinous and cowardly murder of the nine martyrs of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. We honor the faith walks of Pastor Clementa C. Pinckney (41), Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd (54), Susie Jackson (87), Ethel Lee Lance (70), Depayne Middleton-Doctor (49), Tywanza Sanders (26), Daniel Simmons (74), Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (45), and Myra Thompson (59). Today, as we await the sentencing phase, let us remember it is a wake-up call for all Americans. What are we waking up for and waking up to do?