People from different faith groups across D.C. will come together tonight to discuss and reflect on the intersection between LGBT equality and racial justice at the 32nd annual Capital Pride Interfaith Service.
The service will feature spoken word, live music, poetry and contributions from church leaders representing a wide variety of the District’s faith groups.
The service lasts from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Harvard Street NW.
Speakers for the evening include Lisbeth Melendez-Rivera, Religion and Faith Program Director of Latino and Catholic Initiatives at the Human Rights Campaign, and Rev. Cedric A. Harmon, co-director of the Baltimore-based Many Voices.
“In this moment it should be clear that racial justice and LGBT equality are interrelated parts of the long struggle for civil and human rights for all people, ” Rev. Harmon said.
The interfaith service is part of the wider Pride Week, which culminates this weekend with the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday and the Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. Borderstan.com will be in attendance.
The service is by Center Faith, a program led by volunteer coordinators of the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, with contributions from faith organizations all across the city.
“All Souls is excited to host this year’s Interfaith Pride Service,” said Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies, the senior minister at All Souls Church. “Everyone is welcome”