Riverside Hosts Global Light of Peace 2017 & Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream
Riverside, and it’s year-long Beyond the Dream initiative, are pleased to host these two free events, open to the public:
Global Light of Peace 2017
Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 a.m.
The Middle Way Meditation Institute (MMI) is organizing and conducting an inner peace meditation known as the Global Light of Peace for 2017. The Global Light of Peace shall include a 30-minute meditation lesson to advocate world peace through inner peace. Based on previous events of The Global Light of Peace over the last 15 years, we are aiming for the participation of 1 million meditators all over the world on September 5, 2017.
Global Citizen’s Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream
Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Nave
On Sunday, September 17th, Global Citizen and The Riverside Church will join together for an afternoon of dynamic performances and key speakers commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Beyond Vietnam speech.
Breaking the Silence: Beyond the Dream will be an intergenerational, interfaith program that calls on people from all walks of life to RISE UP and speak out on the injustices facing the world. Just as Dr. King did at The Riverside Church 50 years ago, on Sunday, September 17th Breaking the Silence will deliver a universal call to action to “love thy neighbor.”
Participants include: The Reverend Al Sharpton, Forest Whitaker, The Howard University Gospel Choir, Sir the Baptist, The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts and more.