12:00 p.m. Lenten Book Discussion

During the season of Lent, Wade in the Water, our ministry for racial justice, will be leading a book discussion of Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell, which examines the landmark civil rights case in which Richard and Mildred Loving fought to have their marriage legally recognized at a time when interracial marriages were considered a crime. Discussions will take place each Sunday at 12 noon in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Parish Hall.

This week (March 11) we will be discussing interracial marriage, family and the law in the United States – historically and today. Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested and jailed for breaking the law…were they criminals? are laws always just? How are laws used today to benefit families or divide families? Which families? How have we, as a society, and as a faith community, benefited from the perseverance of Mildred and Richard in their wish just to “live as husband and wife in Virginia?”

Categories Lent and Holy Week | Tags: | Posted on March 18, 2018

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Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Church Road, located off of Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and 16th Street.

The church office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After hours you may leave a message on the answering machine, which will direct you to individual voice mail boxes for members of the church staff.

Telephone: Parish Office: 301.585.3515; Parish Fax: 301.585.4309

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1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-3515