United States, America, Briana Taylor discussed on The Takeaway


Virtual school too. They're already overflowing plates. Now you've got to get everybody on line. And what is the wife? I look like and is this encrypted and zoom working today? I'm Elsa Chang. How moms are as always figuring it out this afternoon on all things considered from NPR news. Today at four on WN. This's the takeaway from WNBC and P Rx in collaboration with WGBH Radio in Boston. In a year that feels never ending. When it comes to death and despair. Many Americans are leaning on their faith to get through it across the world. More than one million people have died from Cove in 19. And here in the United States, the death toll has surpassed 200,000 people. Country is also deeply divided along political and racial lines. And for religious Americans. The pandemic has disrupted an important form of community the ability to gather in person. That's something that Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum addressed at the Yom Kapur service at the Congregation Bates Sima, Tora. Well, none of you can be in the sanctuary with us. We want you to know that we really, really feel you here. And we really feel close and connected to you. And all of the things that you've done in these months, Six months of our social isolation has proven how profound it is to build spiritually closeness and depth, no matter what the physical circumstances. Over in Dallas, Texas, Imam Omar Suleiman addressed the moment with his congregation, Wherever you are, Death will find you even if you were in a built up fortress. Even if you were to take all of the protocols necessary. The ward off death. Even if you were to be the healthiest person in the world, even if you drove the safest car in the world, Even if all of the factors that are typically presents and death are not present around you, you drink remote. It will catch you when a lot has decreed it to catch you. And we're not only dealing with the corona virus pandemic. We're also dealing with the pandemic of racism in the United States, and that includes the grand jury announcement last week that no police involved in the killing of Briana Taylor would be charged in her death. Which created another moment of pain and frustration for the racial justice movement. Here's Reverend Jackie Louis in New York, giving advice to her community about howto work through this moment. Lack of justice beyond the Taylor case is devastating news. I'm so sorry for her family on top of a daily paper cuts. It is to be black in America. This is really tough. Stay. They're friends with the pain. Stay with a hard kiss date with grief ISS because right there, That's where the insights gonna come. That's where the wisdoms gonna come for all of us to make. America. A new democracy. Joining me now is the Reverend.

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