Let’s Work Together
MLK Bridges wants to invite you to join a group of us who will attend the historic commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this April 3rd and 4th 2018.
There are three opportunities to engage and in particular I’d like to invite you to the evening of April 3rd and the morning of the 4th.
For those of you who are able to attend the prayer service (in the Orthodox style), please gather at 5:15 at St. Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church (2815 36 th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007) parking will be available.
We are gathering earlier to make sure we get a spot for the prayer service as a group. If you come a bit later you can text one of the organizers to find out where we are.
For those who are able to attend later in the evening, we’ll gather at 7:30pm to attend the 8pm Then and Now, an Ecumenical Gathering to End Racism. This will also be at St. Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church (2815 36 th Street NW, Washington, DC 20007). I might locate nearby street parking and plan to arrive by 7:10pm just to find parking and orient yourself to the church.
Please let me know if you are able to come the evening of Tuesday April 3rd 2018.
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.
You can learn more about these events at http://www.rally2endracism.org/
Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. and Kingdom Mission Society will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging 50 houses of worship, faith-based and other civic organizations to work together as bridge builders for racial understanding and action.
“What can I do?” is a frequently asked question when it comes to issues related to race in our communities. Throughout 2018, we will identify good answers to that question, as well as, provide and promote opportunities to add your voice and to be engaged with people of faith in supporting the legacy of Dr. King. We recognize there are many organizations striving to advance his dream. These efforts are often isolated and do not receive the attention they deserve. We will seek to create a supportive regional network of allies and friends committed to enhancing racial understanding and moving toward Dr. King’s dream of the beloved community.
We invite you to become a founding supporter with MLK 50 Bridges in recognition of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK 50 Bridges is a collaborative effort to:
- Break the silence around racism
- Build bridges of understanding
- Share information and promote relevant community activities related to racial understanding
- Provide education and training to help develop knowledge and skills to disrupt and dismantle racism
Here is a some video of a Facebook Live Recording which explains our work. Around minute 35:00 we get into some of the topics that come up on racial understanding within churches. Stay tuned as we do more MLK Bridges Conversations throughout 2018.
Help us break the silence on racism. Contact us today (571) 306-0218 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.