By The National Council of Churches
Last week, we lost a hero.
Congressman John Lewis passed away on Friday. He was 80. The son of sharecroppers, a Civil Rights icon, and a moral compass for America, John Lewis encouraged a whole new generation of us to get into “good trouble.”
Congressman John Lewis
This Thursday, July 30, Lewis will be laid to rest. During the funeral, in partnership with the Lewis family and office, houses of worship across the country will ring their bells at 11am ET for 80 seconds, one second for each year of Lewis’s life.
Houses of worship that do not have bells will mark this time with other remembrances – prayers, moments of silence, and more.