The city of Minneapolis is going through a very challenging time. Some are grieving, some are hoping, and many are fearful and anxious about what is to come as we approach the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer charged in the killing of George Floyd. We believe that there is One who is present and active even and especially in times of disorder and loss. We have all been involuntarily called to witness the injustices of the system of racial inequity and oppression. Now we are called to voluntarily be in prayer and action for the healing of our city.
Please join us daily at 8:00 AM Central Time for this approximately 20-minute interfaith prayer experience which begins with a timely daily reflection from a spiritual leader. The reflection is followed by a period of 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silent prayer – the length of time former Minneapolis police officer Chauvin had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, resulting in his tragic death.
Our virtual prayer tent will continue daily throughout the course of the trial.
Please join us! Each morning, you can find us either:
This week's reflection leaders:
Sunday, April 11
Dr. Russell A. Pointer, Sr., Senior Pastor, Minneapolis Central Church of Christ
Monday, April 12
Dr. Rami Nashashibi, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, April 13
Nekima Levy Armstrong, attorney, activist, and reverend, Racial Justice Network, Minneapolis
Wednesday, April 14
Ruby Sales, Founder & Director, The SpiritHouse Project
Thursday, April 15
Rabbi Michael Latz, Senior Rabbi, Shir Tikvah, Minneapolis
Friday, April 16
The Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School,
Union Theological Seminary
Saturday, April 17
Pastor Darrell Gillespie, Proverbs Christian Fellowship Church, Minneapolis
This is a grassroots initiative of the Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement that will evolve as more people participate. We wholeheartedly welcome the participation of our broader Twin Cities community as well as people from around our country and world.
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Thank you for your support and devoting your time with us in beloved community!