Black Lives Matter
Rev. Chandler Stokes
Of course, all lives matter. The session has recently reviewed and approved a document that includes the following: Black Lives Matter is contextual. To insist that black lives matter is not less than insisting that all lives matter. It is the necessary affirmation of the same conviction in a particular circumstance. Precisely because all lives matter, we must be prepared to affirm even more loudly the worth of those lives harmed by injustice—the lives of any who have had reason to question whether society values them at all. We insist that black lives matter, then, because the historical and contemporary injustice done to people of color demands it.