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Call for Nationwide Day of Prayer and Reflection: Feb. 3
By Common Ground Campaign
January 31, 2011
The Common Ground Campaign was founded on the belief that our generation can no longer afford to cede authority to the angriest voices, whether they broadcast from down the street or across the ocean.
Amid the political rancor and sharp moral tensions that surround us, we are ready to act. Today the Common Ground Campaign is teaming up with Auburn Theological Seminary to convene a summit of millennial generation activists, religious and secular thought leaders, and interfaith advocates. We will be brainstorming strategies for moving forward, and we want you to move with us.
As a first step, we invite you to join us and national religious leaders on Thursday, February 3rd for a nationwide day of prayer or reflection to remember the death and honor the life of David Kato. David was one of the few openly gay Ugandans willing to speak out against the anti-gay legislation and violence in his country. His death reminds us that we need more voices, not fewer. We pledge to carry forth the cause that he championed: the idea that we must all be free to live honestly and openly, together. Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and Auburn Theological Seminary are spearheading this nationwide call for prayer and remembrance.
Joining forces, we can help write a new story – one that bridges our local and global communities rather than threatening the “other” with extinction.
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