These are difficult and important days in America’s history. The very-present legacy of 400 years of racial injustice in our country have led to this volatile moment. “A Lament for Racial Injustice” is one way to respond– with grief, tears, and prayers.
We will offer this virtual service from the Corhaven Graveyard, a burial place for enslaved African American’s in Virginia, on Friday June 19 from 3-4pm. This day is called Juneteenth, the 155th anniversary of when the last enslaved people were released from their bondage in Texas after the Civil War ended. This event is part of #Lament2020, an initiative of the Repentance Project.
We will hear reflections from a variety of voices; we will offer silence for prayers and reflection; and throughout, we will show scenes from the Graveyard to remind us of how its legacy remains present with us. We invite you to pray with us and lament with us the racial injustice of our country, in hopes that God will hear our cries and move our country toward the racial justice that is inherent to God’s kingdom and that we all desire.