Press Conference and Statement Concerning the Deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor

The West Virginia Council of Churches will hold an Interfaith press conference on June 9 at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of St. John’s Episcopal Church, located on the corner of Leon Sullivan Way and Quarrier Street.  Speakers will address the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the issues of racism and white supremacy.

The event will be broadcast on the Council’s Facebook page.

Speakers include:

  • Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, Bishop of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and President of the West Virginia Council of Churches.
  • The Right Reverend W. Michie (Mike) Klusmeyer, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia
  • Rev. Roberta Smith, President of the Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance
  • Rev. Alton Dillard, Presiding Elder, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Third District
  • Rabbi Victor Urecki, B’nai Jacob
  • Ibtesam Sue Barazi, Vice President, West Virginia Islamic Association
  • Rev. Kay Albright, Pastor, Bridges of Grace United Church of Christ and Interfaith Program Unit Chair
  • Rev. Jeffrey S. Allen, Executive Director, West Virginia Council of Churches

To read the West Virginia Council of Churches Statement on the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, please click here.