Metro Detroit religious leaders fight for change in our community
DETROIT Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, cities around the country -- including Detroit -- have seen protests against police brutality and racial inequality. As we end the week with more protests and more unrest, a group of religious leaders joined Local 4 for a roundtable to discuss working to be part of change in our community and this country. The congregants at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Detroit and many others are virtually fighting for a change in race relations. My sense is, and Im not alone in this, is racism is primarily a white problem, said Bishop Bonnie Perry, of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. They force themselves into the fire to steel themselves to fight for change.
Episcopal Diocese Of Michigan Ordains Its First Female, Openly Lesbian Bishop
(CNN) The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan on Saturday ordained and consecrated Dr. Bonnie Perry as its first female and openly lesbian bishop at a ceremony in Dearborn. All the candidates up for the position of bishop were women, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. Wendell N. Gibbs Jr. who had been the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan since 2000. Mary Glasspool became the churchs first lesbian bishop in Los Angeles in 2010, according to the Episcopal Church. Perrys personal goal is to visit every single congregation that is part of The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, she said.detroit.cbslocal.com