Remembering Selma, Affirming Our Call

Remembering Selma, Affirming Our Call

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An evening to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign and connect to our southern spiritual heritage. In early 1965, the southern Christian Leadership Conference appealed to people across the United States to join in the struggle for voting rights in Selma. Many Unitarian Universalists answered the call, including the Rev. James Reeb, a Unitarian minister who died following a brutal attack. Fifty years later, on March 5-8, 2015, UUs are gathering with others in Alabama, for a significant civic, political, and interfaith celebration. In spiritual preparation for this historic event, on March 4 in Atlanta we will remember with prayer, music and words of inspiration those Unitarian Universalists and so many others who courageously faced violence and marched from Selma to Montgomery for justice. We will acknowledge the work that has been done to obtain racial justice . . . and affirm the call we have to continue the journey. This evening will also feature: -Special guest Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, colleague of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., strategist of the 1960s civil rights movement, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom-Members of the James Reeb family, thanks to the efforts of Northwest and UUCA member Karen Reagle -UUA dignitaries -Other civil rights icons -A reception following the service

By: UUCA - Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta