Friday, January 13, 2012

NYC Churches Unite to Protest Discrimination

Thursday morning I stood with two other fellow interns and representatives from churches all over NYC in the chilly rain outside Morris High School in the Bronx. We were there in solidarity to protest a local Christian church being kicked out of a space in a public building they had been using for worship. 

Obviously such a move brought together Christians from all over who have either experienced the same discrimination or were worried it could happen to them as well. 

There was a pretty good turnout of people and many were being arrested for crossing the street to protest in front of the school entrance. They were there for hours and there was public prayer, along with praise & worship songs sung. We met a pastor and Greg was interviewed by a Manhattan reporter. Everyone was very positive and in good spirits. It was getting pretty cold with the drizzle but the people were resilient.

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