The Launch

On April 3-5, the National Council of Churches and its sponsors, partners, and endorsers held a launch in Washington, DC.  It was the largest mobilization in the NCC’s history.  On the menu above, see photos, videos, press stories, and other resources from the launch.

Due to a high-wind event that temporarily halted the program on April 4, many of our best speakers were unable to give their remarks.  We’ve worked to gather some of these in both video and written form.  Take a look at these, linked to the menu items above.


Highlights from the ACT to End Racism Rally, April 4, 2018

The Call to Action by Bishop W. Darin Moore, AME Zion Church and Chair of NCC Governing Board


Bishop Vashti McKenzie, AME Church


Rev. Dr. Frederick Douglass Haynes III, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX


Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA


Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism


Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream


Presiding Bishop Michael Curry (Episcopal Church) and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) speak after the rally


Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, author, professor, and speaker



DeRay Mckesson, Black Lives Matter organizer and host of “Pod Save the People”


Rev. Jim Wallis, leader of Sojourners


Check back often as more videos become available.