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ACT Now! Unite to End Racism

ACT Now! Unite to End Racism

On April 3-5, 2018 the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and our partners will gather in Washington D.C. for a historic event to launch its Truth and Racial Justice Initiative. As we mark 50 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, we will commit to do our part to eradicate the entrenched racism that grips the United States and paralyzes our ability to see every human being as equal.

It's time to finish the work.

We challenge ourselves and our communities to join in truth-telling, leading to actions that right the wrongs, and, with God's grace, bring healing and wholeness to all people, and unity to the nation. We will A.C.T.:

Awaken. Confront. Transform.

Schedule At-A-Glance for April 3-5, 2018

Tuesday, April 3 Ecumenical Worship Service in the Orthodox Tradition
6:30 p.m.

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

2815 36th St., NW, Washington DC 20007

Wednesday, April 4 ACT to End Racism Rally on the National Mall
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Silent Prayer Walk to the National Mall
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Interfaith Service
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rally and Call to Commitment

All are welcome on this trip! Buses and overnight accommodations are wheelchair accessible.

Cost per seat on a charter bus:

$77.85 - Leaving from NY Conference Office in Syracuse, NY

$61.55 - Leaving from St. Albans Congregational Church in Jamaica, NY

Off-street parking is available at both locations. Please choose your departure location during registration.

Buses leave promptly at 7 AM on April 3 and will be returning between 9 and 11 PM on April 4.

Register to join the NY Conference on the bus ride to DC with this link.

The NY Conference has purchased a number of rooms at the Holiday Inn Reagan National Airport/Crystal City at a reduced rate of $139 +tax ($157.42 total). You may purchase a room through the NY Conference at this rate when you register.

*Hotel, meals, bus driver gratuity, transportation to the bus and around DC, and all other expenses are the responsibility of each participant* 


The cost of this trip has been partially subsidized by the UCCNY "New and Right Spirit Program". Please make a donation now at

Sponsors: the NY Conference UCC, NY State Council of Churches


* Similar events will be taking place in Memphis and around the country.

We lift all organizers and participants in prayers of solidarity and action.*

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