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Standing against racism: Rev. Jesús Purisaca Ruiz

By: Dakotas-Minnesota communication team

This video is the sixth in a weekly series of reflections following the death of George Floyd and the renewed call to end racism. In it, Rev. Jesús Purisaca Ruiz, who serves Iglesia Piedra Viva in Minneapolis, talks about how the kingdom of God is justice and we must not be silent when we witness discrimination.  

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"The United Methodist Church is making a renewed call to all persons to stand against racism, wherever and however it manifests itself. It is our responsibility as persons of faith, and particularly as followers of Jesus in the Methodist tradition, to address the pervasive pandemic of racism. Nelsen Mandela declared, 'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.' We stand at a cricial instersection in history—called to be both students and teachers of love."  —Bishop Bruce R. Ough, 2020



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