Friday, August 13, 2010

Remembering Jon Daniels

Jonathan Myrick Daniels (March 20, 1939 – August 20, 1965) was an Episcopal seminarian, killed for his work in the American civil rights movement. His death helped galvanize support for the civil rights movement within the Episcopal church. He is regarded as a martyr in the Episcopal church. (from wikipedia) proudly presents Here Am I, Send Me: The Story of Jonathan Daniels. This award-winning production from the Episcopal Media Center will be available Saturday, August 14th in an exclusive streaming event only from Episcopal Online. They will release this hour long program to anyone, for free, streaming right from their website.

Learn more about Jonathan Myrick Daniels here and the readings associated with his day of commemoration here. The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama will also be holding a pilgrimage to remember Daniels and others who gave their lives during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

O God of justice and compassion, you put down the proud and the mighty from their place, and lift up the poor and afflicted: We give you thanks for your faithful witness Jonathan Myrick Daniels, who, in the midst of injustice and violence, risked and gave his life for another; and we pray that we, following his example, may make no peace with oppression; through Jesus Christ the just one: who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. (Collect from Holy Women, Holy Men)

(Thanks to Rose of Sharon & Episcopal Cafe)

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