Local Faith-based Groups Partner in ‘Car Rally for Justice’

Several local faith-based groups are partnering to take part in a car rally for racial justice.

Congregants from area churches will gather on Wednesday, Aug. 26 for the rally, which is intended to raise awareness about “persistent and pervasive racial inequities that have led to violence and discrimination against people of color,” according to event organizers.

Amanda Andere, an event organizer, said all community members are invited to attend the event, which builds on the momentum of national, state and local protests following the death of George Floyd.

As a church we have been in reflection to our response to the continued racial justice awakening since May and have been asked by local faith leaders to do something as one of the original Black churches in Reston. We feel the call for racial justice needs continued attention,” Andere said.

So far, the following congregations are set to take part in the rally:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Christian Church
  • St. Thomas a’ Becket Catholic Church
  • Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
  • Reston Unitarian Universalists Congregation
  • Washington Plaza Baptist Church 
  • Rev. Jerome 

The event takes place from 6-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the St. Thomas à Becket Church (1421 Wiehle Avenue).

As a church we have been in reflection to our response to the continued racial justice awakening since May and have been asked by local faith leaders to do something as one of the original Black churches in Reston. We feel the call for racial justice needs continued attention.”

Photo via of Herndon Car Rally via Deborah Smith Reilly/Facebook

Recent Stories

Nothing Bundt Cakes plans to bring its tiered bundt cakes, bundtlets, and other sweet options to the Town of Herndon. Exterior signs posted in Herndon Centre indicate the business has…

An illustration of a coronavirus (via CDC/Unsplash) In many ways, this past Thanksgiving weekend looked much more normal than last year’s isolated celebrations. COVID-19 vaccines enabled many people to gather…

The latest Legal Insider discusses the confusion by security clearance holders and their ability to use marijuana.

The weekly planner is a roundup of interesting events over the next week in the Herndon and Reston area. We’ve searched the web for events of note. Want to submit…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list