Sunday, June 4, 10:30 am
St. Bartholomew's Church Worship service with performance
Worship service begins at 10:30 am; performance piece begins approximately 11:00 am.
Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote the letter in longhand from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama in April of 1963. In it MLK asserts the moral responsibility to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience in response to unjust laws.
Portions of King's letter will be read aloud, interspersed with selections of traditional gospel music, arranged by Massachusetts composer Bruce Brolsma, and performed by the combined choirs of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church and University Lutheran Church.
Pentecost is an occasion for celebrating the spiritual power in bringing together people of different cultures for a common purpose. Join us on Sunday June 4 for a stirring and inspiring performance designed to give everyone Strength For The Journey.
St. Bartholomew's Church, 239 Harvard Street, Cambridge
Monday, June 5, 5 pm
Ralley And March
After 50 years of Israeli occupation, Palestinians should be free. As of June 2017, Palestinian men, women and children have endured 50 years of military occupation of their lands in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as well as an ongoing siege and blockade of Gaza. Since the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel has systematically colonized Palestinian lands and established hundreds of illegal settlements, off-limits to Palestinians. Israel has forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and subjected these victims to harsh conditions in refugee camps and exile.
Here’s a taste of what Israel has done with over $230 billion of your tax dollars:
Now is the time to escalate campaigns in support of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. 2017 marks 50 years occupation. It has also been 10 years since Israel’s blockade of Gaza; 70 years since the Nakba and ethnic cleansing of Palestine began following the partition of the land against the will of the indigenous people; and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, which set the stage for the Zionist movement to colonize Palestine and later to establish a Jewish state.
Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge