A War Cry Testimonial by Ifeoma Ike
Far too often, our response as a collective church is limited to prayer in the midst of tragedy. in a digital age, hashtags asking folks to pray for a particular cause are the extent of communal activism. On Sundays, we expect our religious leaders to mention major events, but after our thunderous claps and Amens, we often leave the same way.
God is a God of order. God is a God of justice. I would beg to say the latter is more important than the former, as even the crucifixion of our Savior created disorder in the midst of traditions and customs. We must be intentional of giving our people spaces to communally share their grief, their frustration, and their solutions to the movement we are in.
This Sunday, all across the Nation, we ask you to participate in a War Cry--a designated time to allow people from the congregation to publicly share with each other their minds and spirits. Instead of just the leader reflection her or his thoughts, several voices will be elevated. At the conclusion, all thoughts will be sealed with a prayer of solidarity, healing, and action. This can be done in open-mic format, small groups, or right in the pews.
Ifeoma Ike, Esq.
"It always seems impossible until it's done."~ Nelson Mandela