Religious Leaders Use Lamont’s Coronavirus Event to Rail Against Racial Injustice
This article discusses the gathering of religious leaders in Hartford in order to support Governor Ned Lamont’s decision to lessen restrictions on houses of worship and to use the event as a way to speak out against racism, particularly the death of George Floyd. The article features interviews and quotes from Rev. Kelcy G.L. Steele, pastor of the Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church and Bishop Ian T. Douglas of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. The article details how the religious leaders connect the pandemic to the issue of racism.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Lambert, Ben and Dixon, Ken, "Religious Leaders Use Lamont’s Coronavirus Event to Rail Against Racial Injustice" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. 34.