Dear Middle Family:
George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder. We will never know how much our activism impacted this case, but we do know that special prosecutor Angela Corey said, "there was such a public outcry." The public outcry is why the governor assigned a special prosecutor. It has always been true that good people of moral courage impact history. Look what you did with your protests and your witnessing for justice. Time.com even showed an image from our church on their website, as a part of their photo series, "Trayvon Martin's Death Sparks National Outrage, Mourning."
There are no winners in the outcome of this case. It is important to hold Trayvon's parents, the judicial process, and our country in prayer. But I believe faith communities can be a leader for justice and a source of healing in a world that doesn't always feel like our Easter Sunday celebrations.
It's important that we come together as people of faith to feel the support of like-minded people as we work for the world we seek. I invite you to join us from Saturday, April 21 - Tuesday, April 24, for The Middle Project's annual conference: Igniting Social Justice through Worship and the Arts. We are gathering the nation's top theologians to talk about how our faith communities shape history. This isn't just a discussion for clergy. You make change happen. Your faith roots and guides not only your lives but has an impact on your community and our country.
Please join me and step into this learning community for the weekend. Below are links to the weekend's events. Please register today! Middle members and attendees register at the $100 student rate online because of your ongoing contributions to Middle.
Learn, worship and create with me next weekend!