Thousands of Adventist Youth March Across Brooklyn Bridge Against Violence
More than 3,000 Seventh-day Adventist youth and supporters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York last Saturday in a demonstration calling for compassion and an end to violence. Adventist youth march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday March 23 in a call for compassion and an end to violence.
Each participant wore a red and white t-shirt depicting a hand forming the shape of a heart sign. The t-shirt slogan read: “Compassion: Because Actions Speak Louder Than Words.”The event was part of a three-day “Compassion Weekend” youth and community service rally sponsored by the Adventist Church. The march was preceded by a press conference in Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza and drew church leaders and government representatives.“Today, we would like to call on the leaders … the families, the schools and the churches of New York City to begin a movement of compassion,” said Jose Cortez Jr., Youth Ministries director for the Adventist Church’s Atlantic Union.
“It is our resolve to take this movement across the Northeast of our country and have it replicated across the world by other Adventist youth and young adults,” he said.
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