WEEK(S) OF RIGHTEOUS RESISTANCE (WORR) #THISISWORR
JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF RIGHTEOUS RESISTANCE (WORR) TO BEGIN SUNDAY, JULY 12 AND END SATURDAY, JULY 18
My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.”–Lamentations 2:11
We enter this holiday weekend mindful of the rash of very suspicious church burnings in several states. Many religious groups across the country from the Black Church tradition as well as other Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus, Humanists and faithful of other traditions are committing to respond to these church burnings with a series of actions that create opportunities to encounter, disrupt, reimagine and act together in public.
We are calling for a Week of Righteous Resistance (WORR) to begin Sunday, July 12 and end Saturday, July 18.
We are grateful for the creative collaboration of our partners, including the PICO Network LIVE FREE Campaign, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Hands Up United, One Church Liturgy, Sojourners, Transform Network, Southern Movement Assembly, Urban Cusp, Kinetics and Voices Project. We are expecting other faith-rooted organizations and networks to partner with us in the coming days.
Sunday: LIVE FREE / Black Lives Matter Sunday: preach, pray, act with emphasis on giving to rebuilding fund: Rebuild the Churches Fund
Monday: Moral Monday Marches, Dr. William Barber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkCuDmaeDd0
Tuesday/Wednesday : Teach ins and Trainings on organizing, building justice ministries, history of our struggle, and Encounter events
Thursday: Screenings of Jordan Davis movie: http://www.takepart.com/three-and-a-half-minutes-ten-bullets
Friday: Peace Walks in neighborhoods responding to intercommunal violence & invite ppl to rally on Saturday: https://youtu.be/1Lf46f9uELE
Saturday: Counter-rally at state capitols to respond to planned South Carolina KKK rally. We will unveil a stunning research report identifying the Axis of Evil supporting white supremacy.
Also, we are asking that churches around the nation direct resources to rebuilding churches. Click here to donate.
Read the Liturgy for Generosity and Charity for Black Churches Arsons