Alveda King Joins “Restore the Dream 2014” Campaign

Restore the Dream 2014

Civil-rights activist Dr. Alveda King has just come off the road after a whirlwind week of meetings with community leaders across the country as part of a new campaign called Restore the Dream 2014.

King joined the initiative at the invitation of Niger Innis of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) for the new effort to engage the black community to improve its quality of life, job opportunities and economic security, education, Christian witness and voting.

The campaign kicked off Oct. 20 at the MLK Mountaintop Memorial in Washington, D.C., and then traveled for five days after that, engaging with community leaders and picking up support along the way.

“An unlikely coalition of conservatives and liberals is coming together in a way that only God can orchestrate,” said King, niece of the late civil-rights icon the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “What a team God has provided. And special thanks to all of our constant prayer partners; we wouldn’t want to try to do this without your help! God bless everyone!”

After the official launch of the campaign with a news conference in Washington, Restore the Dream 2014 leaders and supporters traveled next to New York for a media blitz. Following that was a powerful voter-education/prayer meeting in North Carolina with Dr. Johnny Hunter, Pastor P.L. Wooden, Bishop E.W. Jackson and others.

The campaign than traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, the site of many weeks of racial unrest since the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer on Aug. 9. The group participated in a “Tent Meeting” with The Ferguson Response headed up by JT (Jonathan Tremaine) Thomas and other Christian leaders.

“We arrived on Day 19 of the meetings, where the testimonies of healings, deliverances and salvation from the 21-day-long Tent Meeting were overflowing throughout the Ferguson community,” King reported.

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Mark Andrews

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