Clergy from around the nation, including the co-moderators of the 2016 General Assembly, Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston, along with other Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastors, came to Washington D.C. on August 28 to take part in the One Thousand Ministers March for Justice.
The march took place on the 54th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the impact of which echoes on in a nation continually rent by displays of hatred and ongoing concerns about systemic racial injustice.
The ministers march, intended for clergy from all religious traditions, was organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, and included a call for religious leaders to “recommit to being at the forefront of social justice and civil rights.”
Among the issues the faith leaders spoke about were economic justice, health care, voting rights and criminal justice reform.
Here are photographs from 1000 Ministers March for Justice on August 28.