Saturday, June 20, 2015

Three Vigils in Albuquerque to Remember the Victims of Church Shooting in South Carolina

 Sunday June 21
At 5:00 PM, the Ministerial Alliance of Albuquerque & Vicinity will host a candlelight vigil at the African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro Dr. NE (on the grounds of Expo New Mexico) to rally support for the families and community of the nine African Americans murdered while attending a Bible Study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charlestson, SC, on Wednesday, June 17, and to condemn this senseless act of violence.

This event provides an opportunity for our community to stand together to let the world know that terrorism against African Americans is unacceptable and must cease.

Organizers aim to use this occasion to emphasize that bigotry, prejudice and discrimination in the United States as well as in New Mexico should be replaced with love, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "We stand in solidarity with the victims and all people oppressed and abused," said the organizers.

Participants are asked to bring their own candles. For more information contact Lovie McGee at (505) 299-7910
Wednesday, June 24 
Join Lutheran Campus Ministry at UNM/CNM, 8:00-9:00 p.m., for scripture, music, reflection, and discussion dedicated to the recent shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina - as well as a call of action for Peace & Justice around the world.  Luther House is located at 1805 Las Lomas Dr. NE on the UNM campus  Neal Mather will lead the vigil, and Dee Brown (music director at othy Lutheran Church) will lead us in music.  MoreSt. Tim information in this Facebook Event

Sunday, June 28
Prayer service at Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7920 Claremont NE, 3:00 p.m.  Stay tuned for more details

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