Statement from House of Hope

Statement on the Verdict of the Derek Chauvin Trial

The concept of justice rests at the core of what the Bible affirms as the ways and purposes of God. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall once wrote, “Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it.”


In light of the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial, and during this fraught time in our country, our faith community affirms that we continue to grieve the killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, we are united in our fight to end racism, and we pray for, and work for, the day when systemic racism is no longer a reality in our democracy, our community, our country and our world.