In Washington, clergy demonstrate against white supremacy

"Wearing stoles, robes and yarmulkes, the particpants proceeded Monday (Aug. 28) on a 1.7-mile route from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to the Justice Department. Organizers estimated close to 3,000 ministers took part, a larger turnout than suggested by the title of the event: 'One Thousand Ministers March for Justice.'

"The Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners magazine and social justice organization, said the demonstration was 'theological' because 'the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith' were at stake. He called on clergy to speak out against white supremacy."