Washington D.C., August 28, 2017.
Ministers, rabbis, imams and their congregants marched together on the National Mall on Monday to recommit to the principles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The faith leaders from all major religions attend the Washington march.
The One Thousand Ministers March for Justice was convened on the anniversary of King’s delivery of his “I Have a Dream” speech.
“As Dr. King marched for 54 years ago, we are still marching for voting rights, health care, criminal justice reform and economic justice,” said Fr Joseph Varghese, Executive Director of IRFT.
“The Department of Justice and the current administration are undermining Dr. King’s dream. The recent unfortunate events in Charlottesville is a stark reminder of the racial divide of this nation and we cannot let it happens again, said Fr Varghese.
The ministers march, intended for clergy from all religious traditions, was organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, and included a call for religious leaders to “recommit to being at the forefront of social justice and civil rights.”
Earlier in the morning, there was a breakfast reception hosted by Shiloh Baptist church at Washington DC which was well attended by the religious leaders.