Clergy, leaders, organizers and allies working for immigrant rights, racial justice and a moral economy – including many who participated in the recent US World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto – have been planning actions: A general strike, targeted actions against corporate targets promoting an “economy of exclusion”, and vigils along the US-Mexico border will unfold across the country to push back on a narrative and a set of policies that would seek to divide, demonize and exploit.
They have asked that the week of mobilization to resist and rebuild be capped off with a weekend of prayer, teaching and preaching about the theological roots of resistance to a dominant culture that values profits over people and uses racism and xenophobia to exclude and exploit – however that is expressed within your own tradition.
You and your congregation are invited and encouraged to participate in this Prophetic Resistance Sabbath the weekend of May 5-7. You can register HERE to sign up and we will send you a tool-kit with materials that you can use or adapt to guide your preparation. If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.