National Faith Call to Prayer

Friday, 3 April 2015, 12:00/Noon – 1:00PM/ET

Dear Friends,

Many have become aware of what is taking place recently in Indiana regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  In other states similar laws have passed or are being proposed.It is interesting that this signed law of discrimination led into what many observe as Holy Week.  Sadly, this new law is not a sign of Holy Week, but a cause of Holy Unrest.  The question that is before is, how will we respond to this injustice that is not only affecting those who live in Indiana  but is also having an adverse impact on people throughout our nation.For Christians, this is the week we remember that “Jesus confronts the principalities and powers in Jerusalem to ask that God’s love and mercy be extended to all . . .” LoveThyNeighbourT

For people of the Jewish faith, “this is a time when we remember that we were once slaves in Egypt, lost and forgotten, . . .” and we must continue to add our voices to call out this current injustice.

For many who observe other spiritual traditions or no particular faith tradition, there is nevertheless a strong sense that, as Martin Luther King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

We invite you to join us today, Friday, Good Friday, from 12:00/Noon – 1:00PM/ET for a National Faith Call of Prayer.  When you join the call, you will hear faith leaders from around our nation offering prayers for and brief comments about this unjust law.

Confirmed invited presenters include:

Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, Presiding Moderator, Metropolitan Community Churches
Bishop Steven Charleston, Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University
Rabbi Denise Eger, President, Central Conference of American Rabbis
Rev. Canon Susan Russell, Senior Associate at All Saints Church Pasadena, CA
Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Executive Director, Global Justice Institute, MCC, NYMinister Whittney Murphy, Christian Theological Seminary

Rev. Melody Merida, Minister of Congregational Life, Life Journey Church, IN

Rev. DeWayne Davis, Senior Pastor, All God’s Children MCC, Minneapolis, MN
Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins, Senior Minister, Sunshine Cathedral MCC, Fort Lauderdale, FL

To join the call and listen to this presentation on Friday, April 3 at Noon/ET:
Dial In Number: 1.626.677.3000
ID Number: 778024