I’m looking for stories of solidarity for Sunday’s message on 1 Peter 3:18-4:6. Big ones, little ones, medium ones.
One of the dramatic ones is the Freedom Riders in the Civil Rights movement who travelled to the American south to integrate and ride buses and who were beaten for doing so. They expressed solidarity with others in ways that lead them on a path toward suffering. But that suffering was meaningful and redemptive.
More ordinary is when folks fast from meat during Lent, or eat a subsistence meal (beans and rice) or when youth participate in 30-hour Famine weekends.
Our youth ministry is conducting a solidarity mission experience that they came up with called “Barefoot Mile” (facebook event) in which they will walk a mile barefoot and collect shoes and money for doing so in order to give shoes to local homeless folks and, through a deal with a shoe manufacturer, give to poor children in South America and Africa as well.
Other stories of solidarity? Thanks, I’m collecting them.