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Call to prayer: 'Liberty and Justice for All'

Call to prayer: 'Liberty and Justice for All'

We are called for such a time as this, to stand tall and speak about and confront the evils of racism that are played out in every area of American life – in the criminal justice system, economy, education, and government. Mark your calendar and plan to be present and accounted for!

You are invited Sunday, September 6, 2015

Worship to be celebrated in Local Congregations and Communities Worldwide
SPECIAL FOCUS: “Confession, Repentance and Commitment to End Racism Sunday”

Racism will not end with the passage of legislation alone; it will also require a change of heart and thinking. This is an effort which the faith community must lead and be the conscience of the nation. We will call upon every church, temple, mosque and faith communion to make their worship service on this Sunday a time to confess and repent for the sin and evil of racism. This includes ignoring, tolerating and accepting racism and making a commitment to end racism by the example of our lives and actions. Every faith leader is asked to preach about racism and our responsibility as people of faith to end racism.

Worship Tools will be available including:
  • A powerful and moving litany by Bishop Adam J. Richardson,
    presiding over the 11th District AME Church, Florida, and a Tampa native
  • Check back for more resources as they become available

This initiative kicked off with a two-day event in Washington, D.C., organized by the AME, AMEZ, and CME churches. Supporters are the United Methodist and UAME churches, the National Council of Churches and representatives from communions that make up the NCC and the Conference of National Black Churches.

Please be in prayer as we begin this effort, asking God to guide and empower us for such a time as this!
This message sent to us courtesy of The Council of Bishops’ Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships.