Ash Wednesday Prayer of Repentance at the White House
Wednesday, March 9, from Noon-1:00 p.m.
“The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel.” (Mk.1:15)
On Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, there will be a prayer service in front of the White House to call for repentance and conversion of ourselves, our society and our churches to the Gospel way of justice, nonviolence and a reverence for all life and creation.
We call for an immediate end to the sinful wars being carried out in our name. We call for reparations for Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; for total disarmament; the abolition of all nuclear and conventional weapons; an end to the U.S.-supported Israeli occupation of the West Bank; an end to torture and the closing of Guantanamo and Bagram U.S. military prisons and other military torture training centers like the SOA/WHINSEC; and an end to AFRICOM and the militarization of Africa. We call, too, for the eradication of poverty; universal health care; a just economic order; climate justice, and justice for immigrants.
Ashes will be blessed and distributed.
This witness is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Pax Christi Metro DC- Baltimore, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, and Jonah House. Please join us.