On May 16, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued a statement in response to the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York:
"My heart is heavy with the news that a white supremacist gunman took the lives of 10 children of God in Buffalo on Saturday. I grew up walking distance from the scene of this hateful crime, and my friends and I used to ride our bikes around the neighborhood. Buffalo’s Black community raised and formed me. I grieve with the city and people I love."
Read the full statement in English and Spanish.