Events – 2012 Annual Meeting
February 14–17, 2012, Memphis, Tennessee
Christian Churches Together completed its 2012 annual meeting at Noon Friday, February 17 in Memphis. 85 national church leaders (African American, Catholic, Historic Protestant, Evangelical/Pentecostal and Orthodox) together visited the National Civil Rights Museum (site of Dr. King’s martyrdom), an Underground Railroad safe house, and historic Mason Temple where Dr. King delivered his “Mountain Top” speech. We heard from Bishop Claire Burkat (E.L.C.A.), Dr. Bernard LaFayette (co-founder of SNCC and Freedom Rider), Dr. Albert Raboteau (Princeton), Dr. Virgil Wood (Virginia organizer for the Washington March), Dr. Jeff Farmer (Open Bible Churches), David Beckmann of Bread For The World, Dr. J. Herbert Nelson (PCUSA); Dr. Frank Thomas (Disciples), and many others as we together, men and women of many colors and ethnicities, sought to better understand and more effectively organize to combat racism and poverty in America.
The statement is issued by consensus of the participants.
See also “U.S. Christians hope for an ‘ecumenical spring’” by Adelle M. Bank, Religion News Service
Worshiping at the historic Mason Temple in Memphis.