Standing Silence A Silent Action for Justice

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site 450 Auburn Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30312 United States

At a time when words have become tools of division, we invite you to join us in Standing Silence. "May we all grow in grace and peace, and not neglect the silence that is printed in the center of our being. It will not fail us. It is more than silence." - Thomas Merton

On Sunday June 25th at 3:30 pm we will gather at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site for a brief invocation, followed by 20 minutes of silence. 

In this sacred silence we will recommit ourselves to welcoming strangers, fighting the attitudes and laws that favor one group over another, and defending the institutions so important to our democracy. We will also nourish ourselves through the restorative power of silence. You are welcome to stand or to bring stools/folding chairs, or you can bring mats for seated meditation.

Our group is made up of people who are Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, other faiths and no specific faith, people who consider themselves spiritual or just spirited, and all those who hunger for an experience beyond the words that barrage us daily.