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Black Church to Assemble for “Call to Conscience — Day of Action” Across from White House

8/29/2018, noon | Updated on 8/29/2018, noon
Black denominational and faith leaders have scheduled a “Call to Conscience — Day of Action” for September 5th and 6th ...
Bishop Reginald Jackson, President, Bishops Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Black Church to Assemble for “Call to Conscience — Day of Action” Across from White House

Black denominational and faith leaders have scheduled a “Call to Conscience — Day of Action” for September 5th and 6th in Washington DC, the nation’s capital. “We are calling pastors, congregants, and citizens from across the country to join us in Washington DC on September 5th and 6th, as we call the nation to conscience. Additionally, Sunday, September 2nd is designated as ‘Social Justice Sunday.’ We are asking every pastor to preach a sermon related to social justice,” said Bishop Reginald Jackson, president of the Bishops Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

He continued, “There are some who think the Black Church is weak and has little strength or influence. This thinking is incorrect. We are at war, and we call all soldiers to active duty.

“Our coming together will also kick-off our efforts for the mid-term elections. Our priority will be to register, educate, organize and mobilize our people to vote in November. If Blacks turn out in large numbers, we will determine the outcome in a large number of races,” said Jackson. “It is time for the Black Church to speak, our congregations and the nation need to hear us. Therefore, It is not only time for us to say something, we must do something. We must fight against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

The itinerary for the “Call to Conscience — Day of Action” is as follows:

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5

Reid Temple AME Church, 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, Md.

9 a.m. — Strategic Planning Session for Bishops, Denominational Leaders, Pastors, Attendees

Noon — Lunch - Reid Temple AME Church

2 p.m. — Leaders Meet with Congressional Leadership - Pastors, Laity visit their Congressional Members offices

7 p.m. — Worship Service - Reid Temple AME Church, 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, Md.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6

9 a.m. — Assemble, Lafayette Park - Across from White House

10 a.m. — “Call to Conscience - Day of Action” - Lafayette Park

12:30 p.m. — Lunch, Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

2 p.m. — Press Conference, Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, N.W.,

For further information please call (770)-220-1770.