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Representing Jesus?

From Edward Colston to Mahatma Gandhi, statues of public figures are under intense scrutiny.

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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American Black Lives Matter activist, Shaun King, recently made the news by calling for white statues of Jesus to be added to the list of historic monuments to be torn down. He tweeted: ‘Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy.’ Not only statues, but he called for other forms of representation to be removed: ‘All murals and stained-glass windows of white Jesus and his European mother, and their white friends, should also come down.’ He claimed that they were ‘created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda’.