A Year After George Floyd’s Murder: How Black Interfaith Can Give Hope to America



May 25 marks the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, which sparked a summer of global protest and public commitments to root out racial inequity. This tragedy inspired IFYC’s team to ask a simple question, what if Black people, stories and leadership were at the center of US interfaith cooperation work? On June 2, 2021, Rev. Fred Davie moderated this conversation with partners in the Black Interfaith initiative to reflect on the year that has been and look ahead to the year to come.

Moderator: Rev. Frederick Davie – Executive Vice President, Union Theological Seminary


Alia Bilal – Deputy Director, Inner City Muslim Action Network

Anthea Butler, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor – President, Sojourners

Rev. Eric Lewis Williams, Ph.D. – Curator of Religion, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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