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.

Will you join this commemoration on Thursday? Please click here to indicate your participation.

Houses of worship that do not have bells will mark this time with other remembrances – prayers, moments of silence, and more.

Please share this message broadly with anyone in the faith community who might be interested. You can commit to participate and download social graphics to share here.