Two 17 years olds, one a victim, one a perpetrator, yet each faces a similar outcome: the promise of life cut short. They are icons of a national crisis – an epidemic – for young Black males. Choose the stats you want: schools, jobs, prisons. In everyone of them young males with heavily pigmented skin look down a road to a future that goes nowhere. If you cannot handle a […]

Download PDF Statement of Support for the Martin Family and Call for Just Prosecution On behalf of our churches, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to the family of Trayvon Martin. The promise of his young life in no way deserved to be ended by a gunshot within sight of his father’s front door on February 26, 2012. We pray for the family’s peace of mind in knowing of […]

In response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012, faith leaders of the judicatory offices of members of the Florida Council of Churches released the following statement today. Clergy in the State are invited to co-sign the statement. The faith leaders urge communities of faith to engage in serious and intentional holy conversation on how Christians should give an account of the hope that they have […]