A National Day Of Mourning Honoring COVID-19 Victims Holds New Meaning

And finally today, amid the grief and anger that’s engulfed the nation over the past week, there’s also the reality that we’re still in the middle of a global health crisis – the coronavirus, COVID-19. Just days ago, we saw the death toll from COVID-19 surpass 100,000 in the U.S. alone.

To mourn that immense loss of life as a country, faith leaders from across traditions have come together and called for a National Day of Mourning and Lament to be observed tomorrow. It’s a day that likely takes on additional meaning now as so many continue to protest the death of George Floyd and other people of color recently killed in ways that are seen as unjust. Joining us now to tell us more is the Reverend Jim Wallis, one of the faith leaders behind the call for tomorrow’s National Day of Mourning. And he is with us now.