A March for Nonviolence
Monday, October 10th @ 1 pm
Beginning at The University of Akron Quaker Station Parking
Why We March
"They go about two by two, barefoot, clad in woolen garments, owning nothing, holding all things common like the apostles, naked, following a naked Christ. They are making their first moves now in the humblest manner because they cannot launch an attack." - Walter Map, 12th Century Christian
Christians have been protesting and marching together for centuries! It's not a liberal or conservative thing, it's a democratic thing. In fact, it is a rich and powerful facet of the Christian tradition. It has been a catalyst for change for centuries (i.e. Moses, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the Prophets, early Christian reformers, the Protestant Reformation, etc.).
We dare you not to let this gathering be another "conference" that enhances a sense of belonging but perpetuates collective apathy. We hope you will go out and "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly" (Micah 6:8) down the streets as we grieve in solidarity with all of those who have been victims of violence, and invite the world to see that Jesus and his bride are about nonviolence. Sign the statement and spread the word: Love triumphs over evil, pain, and violence (1 Cor 13:8).