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A Vigil of Lamentation, June 16th, 2019

On Sunday, June 16th, 2019, MICAH gathered in prayer: -To lament with our neighbors in the Frayser community who are mourning a son, Brandon Webber, -To lament the repetition of old scripts that bind the roles of police and the community in ways that lead us all to pain and suffering, -To lift up a vision of a new way of being together grounded in justice and mercy.


Rev. Lucy Waechter Webb, MICAH Chair opens the vigil.



Rabbi Micah Greenstein, from MICAH partner Temple Israel, offers a prayer of lamentation.



Two of Brandon Webber’s teachers, Mary McIntosh (Central High School) and Sarah Stuart (Facing History and Ourselves) share testimony and Brandon’s own words.


Rev. Ayanna Johnson Watkins, MICAH Lead Organizer, and Rev. Roz Nichols, from MICAH partner Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church, at MICAH’s Prayer Vigil of Lamentation.





Dr. Stacy L. Spencer, MICAH President and Senior Pastor of New Direction Christian Church, shares a prophetic word.




Adam Nelson, Co-Chair of MICAH’s Immigration and Intercultural Equity and member of MICAH partner St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, and Rev. Ayanna Johnson Watkins, MICAH Lead Organizer.


Mauricio Calvo, from MICAH partner Latino Memphis, speaks at MICAH’s Prayer Vigil of Lamentation.




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