NASHVILLE, TN — In the wake of the United States historic election of Joe Biden as president and the impact African Americans had on his victory, Bishop Joseph Walker III discussed the implications of this watershed moment for Black Nashvillians and all Americans – particularly young people Sunday, November 8, 2020 – who turned the tide for Biden, including the 800,000 Georgia residents registered by Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight Action organization.
“We must ask the question of ourselves that God asks of Abraham when calling on him to sacrifice his son: ‘Can you give me what you love most?’” says Bishop Walker, “Today, we are more devoted to our political parties than we are to one another – particularly to the least, the last, and the left out. We don’t need to engage with those who would deny systemic racism, but we must find common ground with people of goodwill no matter how they voted.”
The sermon was delivered on “College Sunday,” November 8th, the culmination of Mt. Zion’s annual College Week.” “College Sunday,” attracts thousands of students from college and university students from across the Southeast, particularly from HBCUs, but was held virtually this year. During the service, Mt. Zion announced that it will continue giving its annual $40,000 in college scholarships for HBCU students, Mt. Zion members, and the Nashville community.