A protest is a statement or action expressing disapproval or objection to something. A protest is meant to convey this message in public, and can include dancing, chanting, sitting or even silence to convey the message. As followers of Christ, we are called to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).
One way Christians can bring change to societal injustice is through peaceful protest. Often, faith groups participate in peaceful protests such as vigils, where silence, prayer and the Word are shared. United Methodists have a history of participating in peaceful (or non-violent) protests in an effort to effect change throughout the world.
The following tips will help faith-based groups communicate a message through a peaceful protest.