12th Annual National Day of Silence Honors the Memory of Slain Lawrence King On April 25th
This year’s National Day of Silence will be held in memory of Lawrence King, a 15 year-old California student who was shot and killed at school in February by a 14 year-old classmate because of King’s sexual orintation and gender expression.
GLSEN’s 2005 National School Climate Survey found that four out of five LGBT students report verbal, sexual or physical harassment at school. The Day of Silence is one way students and their allies are making anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and name-calling unacceptable in America’s schools. (more…)
On April 20th, we will be showing the new film “The Asphalt Gospel.” This documentary is about six ordinary people who left their homes, jobs, and families on Easter of 2006 to walk across the United States from Phoenix to Washington D.C. On their journey, the group promoted a set of twelve Progressive Christian affirmations that included support for the following:
Acts 2: 41-47
Those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added. They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.