Black Lives Matter pre-March Worship in NYC and Arrests

This weekend my husband, Glen Retief, and I traveled to New York City, and with our host, Beth Reed, we had the privilege of attending the #BlackLivesMatter pre-March Worship service at Union Theological Seminary on Saturday 12/13/14. I found the service to be moving, revelatory, and well-structured. The speakers, the songs, the prayers, and the readings each kept adding and adding to the event–teaching, admonishing, and inspiring the audience.

The night before two students from the school, one Black and one White, were arrested. It is chilling to see the radical different ways the police treated these two protesters.

I have put up most of the audio from the service on SoundCloud page  including the singing. Here you can listen to the Opening Prayer by Ranwa Hammamy and the readings from Jeremiah 6:14,15, read by Carolyn Klassen, and Ephesians 6:10-13  (Now my pastor back in my Evangelical days at Times Square Church read the whole army of God passage regularly, but NEVER like Dean Yvette Wilson who interpreted it and gave it new, relevant life!)

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