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ACT Now! Unite to End Racism
Join us for a rally and a call to action on the National Mall in Washington, DC!
ACT Now to:
–Awaken to the truth that racism is evil and hurts us all
–Confront racism through truth-telling and action to right the wrong
–Transform the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people and institutions
ACT Now: Unite to End Racism in the areas of church life and practices, criminal, economic and social justice, civil and human rights, environmental justice, immigration, media, and education.
Join in the clarion call to heal the soul of the nation as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. Let’s finish the work!
Where: At sites across Washington, DC, including the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall
When: April 3-5, 2018
Tuesday evening, April 3: Service of Worship in the Orthodox Tradition
Wednesday, April 4: Rally on the National Mall, 7:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, April 5: a Day of Action in the Nation’s Capital
The time is now! The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and our partners are committed to eradicating the entrenched racism that grips the United States and paralyzes our ability to see every human being as equal. Together, we confront this systemic evil in which Christians and church institutions and policies are complicit and complacent in addressing this global problem. 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.
April 3-5 is only the beginning. Our #rally2endracism is the launch of a comprehensive, multi-year program to address racism in our nation.
Our commitment is to awaken to the trauma of racism and the legacy of white privilege in the United States through self-evaluation and institutional assessment of embedded racism; to confront racism and white privilege through disciplined truth-telling coupled with strategies in the areas of church life and practices, criminal justice, economic justice, social justice, media, civil and human rights, environmental justice, education; and thus transform the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people and institutions.
Measures of success include:
- NCC member churches, communities, and institutions conducting assessments
- Churches undertaking action items
- Change in behaviors, policies, and representation in the Church and communities (what changes?)
- Policy and Legislation work that addresses the manifestation in policing and the criminal justice system
- Changes in institutional behaviors as it relates to criminalization based on race
For more context: http://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/national-council-of-churches-endorse-sweeping-initiative-to-end-racism/
Q: How can I donate to this wonderful effort?
A: You may donate online. Use the link: http://www.rally2endracism.org/donate/ to donate using a credit card, PayPal, or to receive instructions on how to send a check. Consider making a donation in honor or in memory of someone important to you.
Q: What will happen after the rally to end racism?
A: This launch event will be followed by an extensive program that will address racism in the areas of church life and practices, criminal, economic and social justice, civil and human rights, environmental justice, immigration, media, and education.