On April 3-5, 2018 Pax Christi USA will partner with the National Council of the Churches of Christ (NCC) in the USA and gather in Washington, D.C. for a historic event to launch NCC’s Truth and Racial Justice Initiative. Sr. Patricia Chappell will be speaking at the rally and we invite all PCUSA followers and members to participate in the events.
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 ourselves to the truth that racism is ever-present, deeply rooted in American culture, and profoundly damaging to our communities.
CONFRONT racism, speak truth to ourselves, our communities and institutions, and stand against injustice.
TRANSFORM the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people and structures that shape society.
Wednesday, April 4: ACT to End Racism Rally on the National Mall
6:45am – Catholic organizations meeting at Dr. Martin Luther King bookstore, 1850 West Basin Drive SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
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