The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and our partners gather in Washington, D.C. for a historic event to launch its Truth and Racial Justice Initiative. As we mark 50 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, we will commit to do our part to eradicate the entrenched racism that grips the United States and paralyzes our ability to see every human being as equal.
We challenge ourselves and our communities to join in truth-telling, leading to actions that right the wrongs, and, with God’s grace, bring healing and wholeness to all people, and unity to the nation.
AWAKEN ourselves to the truth that racism is ever-present, deeply rooted in American culture, and profoundly damaging to our communities.
CONFRONT racism, speak truth to ourselves, our communities and institutions, and stand against injustice.
TRANSFORM the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people and structures that shape society.
April 3-5 is only the beginning. Our #rally2endracism is the launch of a comprehensive, multi-year program to address racism in our nation.
Schedule At-A-Glance for April 3-5, 2018
Tuesday, April 3: Prayer
- 6:00 p.m.: Orthodox Christian Bridegroom Service of Holy Tuesday
- 8:00 p.m.: Then and Now: An Ecumenical Gathering to End Racism
- Location: Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
2815 36th St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20007 – Click here for info on parking nearby at Washington National Cathedral
Wednesday, April 4: ACT to End Racism Rally on the National Mall (click here for map)
- 7-8 a.m.: Silent Prayer Walk to the National Mall from MLK Memorial (West Basin Drive SW)
- 8-9 a.m.: Interfaith Service
- 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Rally and Call to Commitment
Thursday, April 5: National Day of Advocacy & Action
- 8:30 a.m-11 a.m.: Workshop on Organizing Effective Legislative Visits
- 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Workshops and Legislative Visits (click here for details)
NCC Member Communions: