The NAACP is organizing a 40-day march called Journey for Justice, beginning in Selma on August 1 and ending at Capitol Hill in DC on September 16. The march will focus on justice issues, like voting rights, hard-fought victories that are currently being threatened and eroded.
Reform Judaism has partnered with the NAACP to participate in the march. Their goal is to have rabbinic participation each day of the march, walking hand in hand with the beautiful diversity that is America. Within just a few days of promoting the march, 140 rabbis made a commitment to participate. Rabbi Joel Mosbacher of the Beth Haverim Shir Shalom temple in Mahway, and a member of Congregations for a Better Bergen, invites us to join him on this march.
I will be joining Rabbi Joel. We will be in LaGrange, GA on Sunday, Aug 9th, marching 20 miles during the day and attending a teach-in that evening.
Would you like to join us? Even if you cannot be there physically – please join us spiritually in your prayers and follow the journey on social media using #JusticeSummer.
Follow these links to learn more, and let me know if you are planning to attend any of the marches or want more information.
NAACP link: http://www.naacp.org//ajfj
Reform Judaism/Religious Action Center link: http://blogs.rj.org/rac/2015/07/24/praying-feet-americas-journey-justice/?utm_source=weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=civil%20rights
I continue to ask that you pray for me in the role of Public Theology Advocate as I take a stand for justice. Respond to this blog, or contact me directly, with your thoughts, ideas, and concerns about social justice in the Pascack Valley region.