The Stuart Center was well represented at events in Washington, DC commemorating the second anniversary of the insurrection attempt on January 6, 2021.
A group attended an interfaith prayer vigil on January 5, sponsored by the Franciscan Action Network, entitled "Faith in Democracy." Sr. Carol Zinn, SSJ, Executive Director of LCWR, served as mistress of ceremonies, and speakers included Bishop John Stowe, OFM, Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky, along with faith leaders from several other faith traditions. The event recording is available here.
Attendees at Thursday's vigil included (from left to right): Bridget Bearss, RSCJ; Megan Wilson-Reitz, JPIC Coordinator; Carole Sargent, Associate; Diane Roche, RSCJ; Ellen Nelson, RSCJ, with Stuart Center signs designed by Beth Ponticello.
Bp. John Stowe, Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky, speaks at the Jan. 5 vigil. Looking on are the event's other speakers (L to R): Rabbi Stephanie Crowley, Associate Rabbi at Temple Micah in Washington DC; Carol Zinn, SSJ, Executive Director of LCWR; Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Director, Kairos Center, Union Theological Seminary; David Searby, Project Director, Light4America; Imam Dr. Talib M. Shareef, President, Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque; and Rev. Glenna J. Huber, Rector, Church of the Epiphany.
Megan Wilson-Reitz, JPIC Coordinator, attends the rally for democracy on Capitol Hill on January 6th sponsored by People for the American Way and others.
Arndrea Waters King and Martin Luther King III address the crowd, assisted by a sign language interpreter (in pink).
A group of men hold a banner promoting democracy at the January 6th rally at the Capitol.