Karen Ziegler, former MCC pastor, nurse, and current activist
For many of us, street protests can evoke deep human emotions of love, grief, and awe and allow us to release frustration and loneliness through the vibration of unison chants and songs. In many ways this experience can be like church. We march (process) and hold signs aloft displaying our beliefs. As in liturgy, we are led through an experience that has a beginning, middle, and end. These experiences allow us to feel connected with a community and give us courage to face difficult truths and together we find a way forward. We will look at some brief videos, share our experiences with protest, and experiment with some of the forms shared by protest and liturgy.