invites clergy colleagues and people of goodwill to gather on Sunday May 31, at 3pm: to pray for all the hurt and broken-hearted, to protest the continued killing of black people, and to call forth justice in our city, our Commonwealth, and our Nation.
This event is being led by Black pastors and coordinated by an ad hoc group. All people of good will are welcome to attend.
Facebook event is here
, where information will be updated during the day. Route:
We will march from BPD B-2 Dudley Station 2400 Washington Street, Roxbury MA to Boston Police Headquarters at 1 Schroeder Plaza, Roxbury, MA . The March is scheduled to begin at 3pm.Parking:
parking has been made available at the Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont Street Roxbury MA, near BPD HQ and the end of the prayer march. If you are planning to take advantage of this parking, please arrive by 2pm, as the church van will run from 2-2:30pm to bring you to the march starting location at B-2 Dudley Station.Guidelines:
- Clergy are asked to wear robes, collars, and red stoles according to your tradition.
- All people of goodwill are welcome to attend and wear red and black in solidarity.
- bring water in plastic bottles
- everyone in attendance is required to wear a mask
- everyone in attendance is required to practice social distancing while protestingWays to support for those who cannot attend in person:
1. Share the event and amplify the clergy statement
2. Make a financial contribution to the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston: https://www.mightycause.com/donate/Black-Ministerial-Alliance-Of-Greater-Boston
3. Pray for the Holy Spirit to show up with Power and Peace at 3pm.
4. Consider and share what other kinds of spiritual activities we can do together after the prayer march.Guiding Scripture:
2 Chronicles 20:17
“This battle is not for you to fight; take your position, stand still, and see the victory of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.” Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.’