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NCC launches new anti-racism effort

April 4 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and yet racism rears its ugly head regularly in 2018.

The National Council of Churches – along with partners in Reform Judaism, the Franciscan Action Network, Churches Uniting in Christ, the National African American Clergy Network, the Conference of National Black Churches and Repairers of the Breach – is hosting a rally on the National Mall in Washington DC to kick off a longer effort to confront racism, ACT Now: Unite to End RacismClick here to read vision statement.

The April event has several components over the course of three days. Tuesday, April 3, will begin the work with a service of worship in the Orthodox tradition followed by the rally the following day from 7 am to 4 pm. On Thursday, April 5, organizers are promoting a day of action in Washington to highlight how racism has insinuated itself into the culture.

You can sign up for more information on the event website. Check with your regional office to see if there are any efforts to share transportation to the event from your area.

One Response to “NCC launches new anti-racism effort”

  1. Pat Stalter:

    I hope to be therr.