We cannot do the work of understanding the fault lines of racial divisions in our society and seeking greater justice without getting in touch with some deep and difficult feelings. This is heart work, dealing with our fears, our shame, our grief, our suspicions and judgments, our frustrations, even our longings for redemption and hope, […]
Black Lives Matter Banner Stolen and Replaced
Church Replaces Black Lives Matter Banner
Thank you to Jermaine Reed for speaking at our re-dedication of the replacement banner.
Original sign was stolen & vandalized two months ago. Today, #AllSoulsKC ReDedicated #BlackLivesMatter Banner #Plaza pic.twitter.com/ZhKUxLhCHD
— Jermaine Reed (@JermaineReed) March 27, 2016
Our new banner is up and it will be dedicated during our Easter Service March 27th, 2016.
On Easter we celebrate the resurrection of the human spirit, and
our commitment to lives that matter. We find our inspiration in many
faith traditions. Rejoice with us in the renewal of Spring and the
courage of Easter as we dedicate our new Black Live Matter sign.
A banner maker donated an banner and enough money was raised for at least another 2.
The money will be used to put a banner back up on our property is a more visible place harder to reach place.
A second banner will be given to our sister church, Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church.
We are hoping to get a third for another congregation that we collaborate with.
Stay tuned. There may be more to report soon.
Rev. Kendyl Gibbons has been interviewed by Fox 4 News in her office.
Watch tonight at 5PM or 6PM or both.
We will add the link when available.
On June 14th, 2015 as part of our Junteenth celebration, All Souls UU Church unveiled its Black Lives Matter banner. In the hours before Sly James made the annual presentation on January 17, 2016 from the mayor of Kansas City, MO our banner was stolen.
The reporters that came to report on the mayor’s presentation were still around when Rev. Kendyl Gibbons announced that the banner was stolen. This led to an article at the Kansas City Star. The article led to an interview with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons that is expected to air on KSHB 41 on the 10pm news, January 17th.
Certainly all of this publicity is not what the vandal(s) intended.
Donate for the new banner
If you would like to donate toward the replacement of our banner, please go to Network for Good. Please put Black Lives Matter Banner in the Designation field.
Rev. Kendyl Gibbon’s Sermon from today is fitting as she calls on us to
do the work of understanding the fault lines of racial divisions in our society
Links to News Articles
‘Black Lives Matter’ banner stolen from All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church building –Kansas City Star
The mayor’s talk on KSHB
The mayor’s talk on Fox4
Black lives matter sign stolen from Kansas City Church-KSHB
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