“The presence of that statue to a slave trader in the middle of the city was a personal affront to me and people like me.” – Marvin Rees, elected Mayor of Bristol, interviewed on Sky News on the removal of the statue of Edward Colston.
In this interview with Christianity magazine Rees also comments on what the Bible says: "We need to look at our political and economic system and learn the lessons from the Bible, because racism includes economic inequality. Social reconciliation depends on economic and political redistribution of power. The story of Zacchaeus is about reconciliation, but it's dependent on him giving back the money he stole. Too often people see forgiveness and grace as cheap. It's free but it's not cheap." Read the full interview here.
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