United To Love: A Rally for Love, Peace & Justice 

Stand Together Against All Forms of Hate

Sunday, August 12th on the U.S. Capitol Grounds, 11 AM – 3 PM

August 12th marks the 2nd anniversary of the Unite the Right: Charlottesville, VA Rally Action,

which organizers hope to recreate in Washington, DC’s Lafayette Square. As a prayerful response and call to action, the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church will host the United to Love: Rally for Love, Peace and Justice on Sunday, August 12th from 11 am-3 pm in our Nation’s Capital.

We invite all people, faith leaders, musicians, politicians, and other local activists across lines of difference to gather as we uplift the human spirit, renouncing all forms of hate and showing that we are #unitedtolove.

Uniting thousands of people to work toward a world in which each person’s value is respected and nurtured through renouncing hate and increasing in love of God and all our neighbors.

We feel compelled to raise a prophetic voice challenging the climate of distrust, distortion of truth and fear, shifting the conversation to our common future. In many places, the level of anger has crossed a line in terms of civility. Whatever the disagreement about policy or program, this behavior is unacceptable. It represents a spiritual crisis that calls for us to respond by deepening our understanding of God’s call and filling our own deep yearnings for spiritual wholeness, that can empower us to love and compassion without giving up our responsibility to speak out for justice.

All persons are equally valuable in the sight of God, that racism is a rejection of the teachings of Jesus Christ, that we must work toward a world in which each person’s value
is respected and nurtured.

For more information, go to www.unitedtolove.org.

If you would like to attend, we are carpooling from the Emmanuel parking lot immediately after the second worship service, at about 11:50am. Bring lunch if you wish. Please click the button below to sign up!