It seems the atheist media’s number one goal is to keep our nation endlessly divided.
So, when 10k Christians marched through Atlanta last week for Jesus, peace, and unity, it seemed unsurprising that news coverage of the event was practically non-existent.
But you can see the video yourself – and it proves God won’t be stopped.
It all started when Josh Clemons, the co-director of Christian activism organization OneRace, wanted to unite his city of Atlanta for peace.
After the racially-charged death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Clemons watched as protests around the country quickly got out of control.
In the wake of violence and destruction, Clemons was determined to move toward peace.
“We talk a lot about knowing, owning and changing the story,” Clemons said. “The story right now is tension and violence surrounding the many events that have precipitated this moment.”
“We must own it in prayer, intercession and lament, and must move forward together to change the story for generations to come.”
OneRace seeks to influence public attitude and governmental policy through peaceful activism and community engagement—all informed by the Gospel of Jesus.
“Through prayer and fasting, relationship and collaboration, OneRace exists to displace the spirit of racism and release a movement of racial reconciliation across Atlanta, the Southeast, and the nation,” the organization stated.
“God desires a young adult movement that will counter the tide of racial division in our city and nation.”
OneRace’s mission is based on God’s actions outlined in Acts 17:26: “And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth…”
Clemons and his fellow activists decided that the best way to plead their cause would be to lead a peaceful march on June 19th.
This date, known within the African American community as “Juneteenth,” is an important marker of slavery’s end and the beginnings of racial reconciliation.
At a time when many were seeking to use this date to further divide our nation, Clemens thought it could be used to bring about unity.
So Clemons decided to celebrate Juneteenth in a Christ-centered, joyful way!
“We are calling for a clear biblical response of righteousness and justice,” Clemons wrote.
“Join us in decrying racism in every form, and declaring unity from the church across lines of race, class, denomination, and culture.”
“We want the world to see a demonstration from the Church of truth and love, demanding that the story change for the generations to come.”
Clemons concluded, “On this Juneteenth we will remember the historic emancipation, while calling for liberty and justice for all in our present times!”
Although the original advertisements for the march called for 6,000 participants, over ten thousand people from all across Atlanta showed up to march for peace and equality.
Chanting, “No Jesus no peace!”, they moved across the city to pray over racial tensions, riots, and unrest.
The march concluded at Georgia’s State Capitol building, where the peaceful protestors prayed, worshiped, and shared hope for the future.
It was a powerful witness of church unity and just how much God is moving during this unprecedented season!
See the videos yourself and be inspired by what God is doing:
Over 10 THOUSAND marched today in Atlanta. Worship songs erupted as we walked. Chanting "No Jesus No Peace!" The…
OneRace also collaborated with other activists and artists to help release a new documentary film called “We Hear You” now available on Facebook for free.
“We Hear You is a short documentary film that captures the untold story of how God is moving in the wake of the unjust death of George Floyd,” the creators said.
“In the midst of all the pain, confusion, and unrest, there is an incredible glimmer of hope that is being sparked as the body of Christ is responding with compassion and love.”
They’re right! The Church has moved swiftly to respond to racism and injustice across the nation and around the world, and Christians everywhere are stepping up to make a difference.
In fact, the very place where George Floyd was murdered has become a revival hotspot. Baptisms and worship have overtaken what was once a site of mourning and unrest.
OneRace and the film’s creators hope the movement will “inspire action in the church in three ways.”
“We hope that it will compel people to listen more and have hard conversations.”
“We want to inspire people to pray for our nation.”
“We hope that people will respond to injustice and racial inequality in a biblical way.”
Praise God for His continued work through the Church and His commitment to justice!
Let’s pray that Clemons and other activists will continue to bring light amid the darkness of riots and violence.