Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Iraq, Darfur, and Showing Up

There are some days that I find myself screaming at the newspaper or the television news. It's just too painful at times to pay attention to what is going on in the world. Although my ministry is primarily directed to sexual justice and healing issues, I am also -- like you -- profoundly affected by the larger brokenness in the world.

I've just agreed to be one of the worship leaders at the prayer service before the March for Peace, Justice, and Democracy (sponsored by United for Peace and Justice) in New York City on Saturday. The interfaith service will be at 9:40 on 19th Street (please note this is a correction from earlier post) between 5th and Broadway. The March is convening between 10:30 and noon on 20th Street. Sunday, is the March to end the violence against Darfur in Washington, D.C. If you are on the East Coast, I hope you're planning to be at one or both of these events.

Some times, all we need to do is show up. Some times, we need to put our bodies where our hearts are. Some days, I need to add my religious voice to the larger progressive religous community. Let's make sure that this weekend we are heard.

1 comment:

Bill Baar said...

You might find the Sudan divestment campaign worth looking into.