The Link: “Wheels of Justice ” by UCC pastor Steven Jungkeit

The Link: “Wheels of Justice ” by UCC pastor Steven Jungkeit

At 6:45, on a brisk Sunday morning, Oct.16, 2016, 29 people gathered outside the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme, CT.

They packed their bags into three white vans, then listened as a tall man, wearing a Palestinian scarf, chanted a blessing in his Native American language, first facing East, then South, then West, then North..

Then the vans set off on a 3,000-plus-miles journey. Their purpose: to underscore the connection between the civil and human rights struggle of African Americans, Native Americans, and Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.

Reporting the scheduled events from Washington, DC to Memphis, TN is Steven Jungkeit, Senior Minister of Old Lyme’s Congregational Church and a faculty member at the Harvard Divinity School.

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