From our Sacred Ground In Action Committee
As many will tell you, the holiday we celebrate in recognition of the anniversary of Dr King’s birth is not a day off, but a day on. How will you spend the day?
Start the Day with Prayer
We suggest beginning the day with a prayer from the BCP:
Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may strive to secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Watch the Virtual Commemoration
Consider watching the virtual commemoration from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. After purchasing a ticket you can view it at your leisure 7 – 10 days after the 9 am EST premiere. Click Here for details
Get Dinner at a Black owned Business
You don’t have to prepare dinner today! You can carry out from one of the restaurants included in this list of local Black owned businesses. Click Here for the list
And before you retire for the evening – remembering that our brother Martin was all about advocacy and action – consider joining one of these worthy organizations:
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Click Here
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Click Here
- Campaign Zero: addressing police violence, Click Here
“Over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s greatest stumbling block in his stride towards freedom is not the White Citizen’s Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.”Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963