March 7, 2017
When Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed the question, “Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?” in his book of the same title 50 years ago, no one could have imagined we would still be wrestling with this question today. April 4, 1967, a year to the day before Dr. King was assassinated, he spoke at New York’s Riverside Church in New York to address the intersectionality of “the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism” as principal challenges of the time. Five decades later, Dr. King’s prophetic insights and challenges – and the stark choice between chaos and community — are incredibly current.
A new time calls for new strategies. The dynamic movement of people of faith and conscience today to challenge these “giant triplets” of chaos is taking different forms from those of the civil rights era. But the same courage and commitment to bring about national and social transformation animates the new generation of activists. This year’s EAD gathering addresses racism/white privilege, economic injustice and militarization at home and abroad.
Join us in Washington D.C., April 21-24, 2017 for “Confronting Chaos, Forging Community“ and grapple with the intersectionality of racism, materialism and militarism, and learn more about the impact they have around the world, in our communities, and in our own lives. Through prayer, worship, advocacy training, and networking with other Christians, face the current manifestations of these ‘triplets’ and together advocate for change in public policy that better reflects the Beloved Community about which Dr. King spoke. After a weekend of education and training, Ecumenical Advocacy Days culminates with a Lobby Day, Monday, April 24, where participants converge on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress. Scholarships are available. Register by March 17. Contact Sandy Sorenson at: Sorenses@UCC.orgSubscribe