The Drum Majors Alliance for Justice & Reconciliation is very excited to present our 2nd annual “Holy Week of Resistance” starting on Palm Sunday, March 20th and ending on Good Friday, March 25th!
Each day, will afford the Body of Christ with opportunities to engage with the last week of Jesus’s life in fresh ways that mobilize us for the biblical ministries of justice & reconciliation. Too often we are discipled to view Christ’s death as a narrowly salvific & individualistic moment detached from its historical context & its socially transformative power. Profound wisdom embedded within the narrative goes untapped as a result. By illuminating the socio-political climate that made Jesus’ witness such a threat to the status quo–such a threat that he was “executed by the state”–we are empowered to see what faithfully “bearing the cross” in our current moment requires of us. This is the central aim of each event during Holy Week.
Below you’ll find brief descriptions for the events. Don’t get overwhelmed. 🙂 Take a look at the week’s itinerary & decide which event(s) you feel stirred by. (Please note: some event locations have not been nailed down. Final details will be communicated next week.)
FREEDOM RIDE (Sunday, March 20th 5:30pm-7:30pm) – Hop on a bus with a diverse group of Christ followers & take a journey to strategic & historic locations to raise awareness about our city’s past & present & to lift up prayers for restoration & renewal. Plan to arrive by 5:15. Bus departs from Old Salem Visitor promptly @ 5:30. RSVP for FREEDOM RIDE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-ride-tickets-22738294852
RECONCILIATION HUDDLES (Monday & Wednesday, March 21 & 23rd) – Gather with or host your own small group of diverse Jesus followers for a guided & grace-saturated discussion on “Reconciliation Worthy of the Cross”. RSVP for MONDAY HUDDLE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reconciliation-huddle-tickets-22738510497
(If you’d like to host your own email us firstname.lastname@example.org for the material!)
LOVE OUT LOUD OPEN HOUSE: Drum Majors Breakout Session (Tuesday, March 22, 6:30-8:30pm, Winston-Salem Christian School) – Learn more about how God is connecting & mobilizing local Christ followers for the transformation of our city in unique ways. Join the Drum Majors Alliance for a breakout huddle to learn how you can extend your ministry beyond the important work of relief & service projects to the work of addressing systemic & structural injustice in our city.
“WHERE THE CROSS MEETS THE STREETS” Panel Discussion (Thursday, March 24th, Wake Forest University) – A powerful panel discussion centered around nationally known Christian theologian, activist, CEO of the Christian Community Development Association, Noel Castellano’s book called “Where the Cross Meets the Streets: What Happens in the Neighborhood When God is At the Center”. The panel will feature faith-fueled practitioners who are serving in various spheres of our city to bring renewal. The panel will wrestle with what a Jesus-like, holistic witness looks like in our city. Christians who are passionate about outreach, ministry to the poor & vulnerable, & faith in the public square should not miss this paradigm-shifting discussion! FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/237471466588859/
GOOD FRIDAY VIGIL- (Friday, March 25th, St. Phillips African Moravian Church) – A time of prayer, worship, & deep reflection on the violent execution of Jesus & its redemptive meaning in a world marred by spiritual & social oppression.