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Monday, August 28, 2017

1000 Ministers March for Justice

A few images from the 1000 Ministers March for Justice, starting at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and ending at the Department of Justice. Ministers, priests, rabbis, and imams all marched. Over 3000 showed up, moving far beyond the expectations of those who organized the march. I started at the Crystal City Underground, took the Metro to the Mall, headed on over to the MLK memorial down near the Lincoln Memorial and joined the growing assembly of marchers there. Quote from the event: “It’s time for moral leaders of all religions to get rid of their fear and their political laryngitis and stand up together,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who led the march with Martin Luther King III. “We agree that morality must be above party politics.” The "unique" camera views are due to the fact that it was a sunny day and the screen didn't give me much of a view of what I was recording. Still, this will give you a small sense of what happened from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. I was gratified to meet some of my friends and colleagues there.

For more information, see: http://religionnews.com/2017/08/28/clergy-to-march-for-racial-justice/

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