Singing for justice in St. Louis Park
Last month, singers from different corners of the community came together at the ROC to sing for justice at the St. Louis Park Unity Sing. Choirs from Westwood Lutheran Church, Beth El Synagogue, Benilde-St. Margaret's High School, and the Chai-light Senior Chorus each performed a few selections to showcase what singing is like in their community. Westwood and Beth El shared the stage and sang together in Hebrew, an initiative that began during Westwood Lutheran's "My Neighbor is Jewish" Lenten services this year. Singing comes in many styles and for many purposes in St. Louis Park, and we were proud to share that with each other.
We all joined together in song with repertoire from the Justice Choir songbook, under the direction of David Hurst, Grammy-nominated gospel artist and artistic director of the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir. Our St. Louis Park community is committed to social justice, standing up for one another, and being a welcoming and inclusive place for all people. We affirmed our community's values in our singing--"we are one," "love is love," "if we all stand together, we're free," "lead with love," and "be the change you want to see in the world."