Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rev. Al Sharpton, Elected Officials to Welcome Head of the Drukpa Order of Buddhism

On July 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Reverend Al Sharpton, the National Action Network, New York City officials, and His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa will lead a rally to promote interfaith dialogue as the key to combatting global injustice.

The Gyalwang Drukpa is the spiritual leader of the Drukpa order of Buddhism, and a U.N. Award-winning humanitarian and interfaith leader. He has spent his life connecting unlikely communities, cultivating interfaith tolerance, and finding common ground in the pursuit of peace.

Whether providing disaster relief and empowering underserved religious minorities in the most remote villages of the Himalayas, marching with local ministers in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, or promoting and providing education for disadvantaged youth, he has been a staunch ally in the ongoing global fight to combat injustice.

The Gyalwang Drukpa and other speakers will highlight the August 28 Ministers March for Justice, when 1,000 ministers of all denominations will march from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration accountable for a disturbing rise in hate crimes and discrimination. 

Reverend Sharpton will deliver a sermon following the Gyalwang Drukpa’s appearance. 

The event will be held at the National Action Network's House of Justice, 106 West 145th Street in Harlem, and broadcast on the Impact Television Network and www.nationalactionnetwork.net.

Source: Mercury

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