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I am not a threat. I am the future,” said 12-year old Donald Mouton during the Stockton, California prayer rally and send-off for the California leg of the Lifelines to Healing bus tour.

Last week, as the nation neared the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, Lifelines to Healing leaders boarded buses from four corners of this country. Bus-riders included college students, clergy, returning citizens and parents who lost children to gun violence.  As we headed to Washington, D.C., our goal was not only to commemorate a dream, but to ignite a movement to realize that dream in our generation.

Check out and share photos, videos and news articles of this powerful week!

In Sanford, Florida, Oakland, California and Newtown Connecticut, we stopped to honor lives lost to gun violence – holding prayer vigils in the hometowns of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and the slain students and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary.

We witnessed healing take form in the impromptu pick-up basketball game between a group of young men and the police from Camden, New Jersey. We saw dedication embodied in Robert Bryant, an 80-year old retired history teacher participating in the lengthy night walk in Camden, New Jersey, because of his passion to keep his community safe.

We embraced unity as our California bus-riders joined the PICO California pilgrims – aspiring Americans walking 285 miles for citizenship – praying together at the women’s prison in Chowchilla, California.

And we experienced hope in Donald Mouton as he said, “I have a dream when they see me, they will see God. Because God is in me, and I am love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I am not a threat. I am the future.”

The Lifelines to Healing bus tour was also featured in Jet magazine, the front pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Denver Post. Click here to read those articles and more.

www.lifelinestohealing.org/news/report-back-national-bus-tour

Indeed, we are all God’s children – we are all the future. Let the Healing begin.

On the march to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington!
Join the movement & text “Lifelines” to #69866

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour Stop in Atlanta

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour Stop in Atlanta

 

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour Leaving Morehouse University

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour Leaving Morehouse College

 

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour Stop at Duke University

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour Stop at Duke University

 

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Panel on Mass Incarceration and Gun Violence

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Panel on Mass Incarceration and Gun Violence

Join the movement & text “Lifelines” to #69866

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour 2013

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour 2013 – Kick Off in Miami

In the week leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, Lifelines to Healing is embarking on a 15-city national bus tour that will culminate in Washington, D.C. Lifelines to Healing is a campaign of the PICO National Network.

Convened in direct response to the outcry following the unjust killing of Trayvon Martin, the tour will build awareness around the persistent disparities that exist between King’s dream and the realities of being a person of color in 2013.

People of faith will travel across the country training, praying and building a movement to humanize and value the lives of all of God’s children.

Find out how you can get involved in the tour.

Across the country, people of faith are already leading campaigns to create safer communities through sensible gun laws, and other measures to keep youth of color from filling up our jails and prisons, and working to create more educational and employment opportunities in the communities that need those opportunities most.

In 1963, Dr. King called on America to understand the “fierce urgency of now” and challenged the nation to move toward a path of racial justice.  Today, Pastor Michael McBride, who leads Lifelines to Healing, is challenging the nation to truly value black and brown life.

Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour Instagram

Join the movement & text “Lifelines” to #69866

Lifelines to Healing Bus Tour in the Press:

Miami Times: “Get on the bus for jobs, youth, and pride”

Jet Magazine: Bus Tour Celebrates March On Washington

OaklandCommunity.org: Lifelines To Healing Bus Tour Kickoff and Rally