On April 3-5, 2018 the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and partner organizations will 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.
Join UCC General Minister and President, Rev. John Dorhauer, and UCC members from across the country in this Rally and a Call to Action.
Stay tuned for details on a special UCC gathering.
A – Awaken the nation to the truth that racism hurts us all
C – Confront the ways in which we have been complicit, complacent, or coerced
T – Transform – as stories are shared and truth is revealed, name the ways we can change and be transformed: as individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities of faith, and society as a whole
Where: At sites across Washington, DC, including the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall
When: April 3-5, 2018
- April 3, 7 PM – St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral – Ecumenical Service of Repentance in the tradition of Orthodox Holy Tuesday
- April 4, 9-10:30 AM – Lincoln Memorial – Interfaith Service of Prayer and Preparation
- April 4, 10 AM-2PM – Washington, DC Mall – Rally to gather, protest, motivate, learn – to Awaken, Confront, Transform our hearts and our institutions – to free them from racism
- April 5 – Lobby Day – Make our voices heard!
Be part of the nationwide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination and be part of this clarion call to the nation! Learn more and sign up for updates via the National Council of Churches.