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National Council of Churches “Act Now! Unite to End Racism.”
April 3 - April 5
Save the Date: April 3-5, 2018 #RALLY2ENDRACISM
April 4, 2018, marks 50 years since the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. The National Council of Churches, an umbrella organization of mainline Protestant, historic black and Orthodox denominations, is leading “Act Now! United to End Racism.” People of faith will come together on April 4th to commit to realizing Dr. King’s dream to resolve to end racism. Events include an April 3 ecumenical service at a Greek Orthodox cathedral, an interfaith prayer service and rally on the National Mall on April 4, and a lobby day on Capitol Hill on April 5. ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton and other churchwide staff, including the Rev. Albert Starr, ELCA Director for Ethnic Specific, Multicultural Ministries and Racial Justice Team of the ELCA, will be participating. Pastor Starr’s blog “Of Sweet Dreams and Peril” may be accessed here. Visit the National Council of Churches Facebook page to learn more : https://www.facebook.com/nationalcouncilofchurches/. LAMPa staff is working to share information and support synod’s organizing trips to the rally on April 4. For registration and bus transportation in the Southeastern PA Synod click here and the Lower Susquehanna Synod click here. If you are planning to attend, please use this contact LAMPa link to let us know.