A group of clergy members is working to mobilize 1,000 of their colleagues to gather at Raleigh’s Bicentennial Mall on Monday, June 10 at 5 p.m. and raise their voices against many of the policies of the North Carolina legislature. The group does not plan on entering the Legislative Building or on being arrested, but they want to send the message that they oppose policies that injure the most vulnerable among us. The effort is supportive of the NC NAACP’s ongoing Moral Mondays.
Rev. Jimmie Hawkins of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Durham is helping organize 1,000 Clergy. He has also served on the governing board of the National Council of Churches.
In an e-mail this week he wrote in part:
I believe that social protest makes a difference. I believe that when we speak with one voice we can challenge those in power and let them know that we stand in opposition to everything they represent. Sometimes just taking a stand makes a difference because it can encourage others that men and women of God are willing to speak for them.
Anyone with questions can contact him at 919-475-7889 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Aleta Payne, Development and Communications