Join us this Friday, Febuary 3rd @ 7:30pm, for our monthly Clarification of Thought event. The theme will be “Creating a Just and Nonviolent World: A Muslim Perspective” with Guest Speaker Ibrahim Ramey. Click here to learn more about the event!
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty-five years after the first execution under contemporary laws of Gary Gilmore, fourteen members of the Abolitionist Action Committee were arrested at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. Just after 10:00 am, at the exact time that Gilmore was executed, the group unfurled a 30-foot banner that read “STOP EXECUTIONS!” on the stairs of the Court. On the sidewalk, a crowd of well-over 100 supporters, activists and tourists supported and observed the action.
All fourteen were arrested and appeared the following day before a judge for arraignment. They were released on personal recognizance with a charge of violating the federal law (40 U.S.C. 6135) that forbids “processions or assemblages” and the displaying of banners on Supreme Court grounds. A status hearing will take place on February 8th, at which time a trial date will be scheduled.
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Interfaith Service Honoring Dr. King’s Commitment to Worker Justice
At the service we are focusing on Dr. King’s commitment on behalf of working people and the need for those of us who follow to continue and build on that commitment. The celebrated 100 person choir of Shiloh Baptist will sing.
Rev. Dr. James Forbes, senior pastor emeritus of Riverside Church in New York City, will deliver the sermon. He will be joined on the pulpit by unemployed workers, Rev. Paul Sherry, former president of the United Church of Christ and national coordinator of Faith Advocates for Jobs, Michael Livingston of the National Council of Churches and Dr. Wallace Smith, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Contact: Rev. Paul Sherry, (202) 525-3055, email@example.com
Keep the Dream Alive: Mass in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Mike Walli will be returning home to Washington, DC on Friday, Jan 6th after an 8 month sentencing for charges of trespass for a nonviolent action at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN in July of 2010. We are eager to celebrate his return home!
Click here to read Mikes’ Poetry from Prison