On April 3-5, 2018 the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 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.
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 oneself to the truth that racism is ever-present, deeply rooted in American culture, and profoundly damaging to ourcommunities.
CONFRONT racism, speak truth to power, and stand up against injustice.
TRANSFORM the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people and institutions.
Schedule at a Glance:
Tuesday, April 3: Ecumenical Worship Service in the Orthodox Tradition
6:30 p.m.: Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
2815 36th St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20007
Wednesday, April 4: ACT to End Racism Rally on the National Mall
7-8 a.m.: Silent Prayer Walk to the National Mall
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