A powerful address was given at the Cathedral-hosted Zoom vigil for Racial Justice on the evening of Sunday 7th June. Donna Scarfe and Bishop Alan Scarfe of the Diocese of Iowa spoke from the situation in the USA and addressed some of the inherent issues of racism from centuries ago that still stand today. Over 80 people from Scotland, the USA (and at least one from Israel-Palestine) joined in prayer and worship in solidarity and protest at the events that unfolded in the weeks after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the USA and the alarming responses by some in power. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough,” was the challenge that Donna left us with as she shared from her personal and family experience.
A further write-up on the vigil is available on the website of the Diocese of Iowa here: https://www.iowaepiscopal.org/news-blog/third-sunday-after-pentecost