Philadelphia participation in Building Beloved Community Tour
- Refer to the highlighted area below for information about the Tuesday, April 5th visit to Philadelphia of the Break the Silence (re: Iraq war) bus tour.Bernadette"Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou" revsekou@...BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITYAPRIL 4TH, 11AM -PRESS CONFERENCE AT STEPS OF CITY HALL, NEW YORK CITYOn the occasion of the 38th Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.�s speech �A Time to Break the Silence: Beyond Vietnam�, Councilman Bill Perkins will hold a joint press conference with other organizers of Beyond Iraq: Building the Beloved Community. The press conference will highlight representatives from Clergy and Laity Concerned about Iraq, Clergy and Laity Network, United for Peace and Justice, New York City Peace Tax Campaign and other local and national peace and faith-based organizations. In support of peace making efforts in locally and national, Council Perkins has introduced a resolution to the City council in support of the Peace Tax, which is also has national legislation- the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Bill (HR 2037) extends the right of conscientious objection to taxpayers. For more information contact: (212)788-7397;APRIL 4TH, 7PM -BEYOND IRAQ: A SERVICE AND RALLY FOR THE BELOVED COMMUNITY. At The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Church), New York, leaders from many faith communities, along with antiwar and social justice voices, both young and old, will gather in witness to the nation. Speakers include Rev. Jesse L. Jackson (President, Rainbow/PUSH), Rev. James Forbes (Senior Minister, The Riverside Church), Dr. Susannah Heschel (Chair, Jewish Studies, Dartmouth University), Rabbi Balfour Brickner (co-founder, Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam), Rev. Richard Fernandez (former Executive Director, Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam), Pat Clark (Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation), Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou (Coordinator, Clergy and Laity Concerned about Iraq), Celeste Zappala (mother, Gold Star Families for Peace), and Imam Feisal Rauf.Set on the date of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s prophetic and passionate 1967 sermon "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence," this service will claim for our time the faith and courage to stand for peace and justice, to oppose poverty and racism, to build "The Beloved Community" in contrast to greed, fear and imperialism.The event is being coordinated by Clergy and Laity Network. For more information, www.clnncl.org or clergylaitynetwork@...April 4th-6th Break the Silence Bus Tour, Philadelphia and washington, D.C.Following the April 4th Beyond Iraq Service and Rally at Riverside Church in New York City, the Building the Beloved Community Leaders are boarding a bus and heading out to Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC to forcefully answer the attacks on freedom and justice by religious voices from the right. Event is being coordinated by www.drivedemocracy.org and the Clergy and Laity Network: www.clnnlc.orgCome, add your voice. Be there to greet the �Building Beloved Community� leaders on their bus tour throughout the nation.Speak out against the Iraq War and its conduct.Speak out for economic, civil and social justice in our own land.Philadelphia, PA � Tuesday, April 5, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Project Home, 1515 Fairmount Ave.Washington, DC-Tuesday, April 6, 9:00am-11:00am at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle. All clergy and other religious leaders from all faith traditions are invited to an organizing session for an ongoing progressive religious community presence and voice in the nation's capitol.Washington, DC � Tuesday, April 5, 5:00 pm � 7:00 pm at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle. Rally for Building Beloved CommunityThe Tour will resume later this month.For more information contact Clergy and Laity Network at (202)557-1621 | clergylaitynetwork@... or Clergy and Laity Concerned about Iraq at (212)868-5545 | revsekou@...PLEASE CIRCULATE FAR AND WIDE
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