SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The city of Syracuse hosts its first event for a grassroots movement.
The encounter took place at Washington Park in Liverpool, New York.
A day filled with songs, sights and sounds; all were welcome.
Awaken The Dawn began in 2017 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of the event was to glorify God.
About 50,000 people and 1,600 worship teams from all 50 states offered up 2,850 combined hours of worship and prayer in 58 tents around the clock for three days for the launch in 2017.
The following year, the three-day gathering hosted tents of worship, music, prayer, and gospel proclamation across the nation and again, in the 50 states.
Event organizer, Marlene Doupe´, delights in the work that went forth to host such an event.
“I wanna see the name of Jesus go forth.” “I want his beauty and his majesty to be made known, in our city.”
Washington Park was a picturesque scene of people coming together for a common good: unity.
Whitman School of Management, Associate Professor Alex Thevaranjan, is certain people of different religious backgrounds can peacefully assemble as one.
He references Syracuse’s own Chancellor Syverud, and the need for a change.
“In his inauguration speech, he said we are surrounded by a great deal of witnesses, and that we must run the race marked out for us.” “These are quotes from the Bible and he himself has identified as a committed Christian, his wife as a committed Buddhist.”)
The national movement sheds light on a city gripped with violence. According to Syracuse.com, 2018 was the deadliest year for homicides that killed young people in more than 25 years.
Gatherers will take part in a Saturday service from six in the evening till eleven at the Syracuse Alliance Church.