Thursday, August 14, 2014

Urgent! Tree of Life Joins National Vigil for Michael Brown and the Citizens of Ferguson

In response to the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed and unresisting teen ager with his hands raised, and the subsequent actions by police in Ferguson, Missouri, The Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry will join in the National Moment of Silence vigil that well be held across the country at 6:00 this evening, Thursday, August 14, 2014.
“It’s important to let the world know we stand in solidarity not only with the community in  Missouri, but Black communities across the country who feel besieged by aggressive and discriminatory police action,” the Rev. Sean Parker Dennison said.
“I would encourage everyone who can make to join in the mass vigil that will be held in Chicago this evenings beginning at 6 pm at the Daily Center Plaza,” Dennison added, “But we know many people might not be able to make that trip because of work commitments, health, and transportation difficulties.  Those can join us on the grounds of our church at 6:00 with the national moment of silence at 6:20.
“Be prepared to share, sing, and be in silence together as we once again stand on the side of love.”

Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry.

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