JAMIE GRACE AND BISHOP BLAKE TO JOIN THOUSANDS IN CELEBRATING THE BEAUTY OF EVERY HUMAN LIFE AT ONELIFE LA ON JANUARY 21
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and musician, Jamie Grace, and Bishop Charles E. Blake, Pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, will join tens of thousands at OneLife LA on January 21 in downtown Los Angeles. OneLife LA is a large-scale event uniting people of all backgrounds throughout Southern California to celebrate the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.
“I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when I was 11 years old and spent a few years in and out of the hospital. With the struggles I faced in my childhood, the main constant was God’s love and joy. In hopes of encouraging others, I love sharing songs about love, hope and joy which makes me very excited to perform at OneLife LA,” said Jamie Grace.
The event, themed “Choose Love” will include a roster of international and national voices sharing their personal and life-affirming stories. Jamie Grace and the West Angeles Church Gospel Choir will perform during the OneLife LA program at Grant Park in downtown Los Angeles.
Immaculée Ilibagiza, regarded as one of world’s leading speakers on faith, hope and forgiveness will share her story with tens of thousands in downtown Los Angeles, as OneLife LA 2017 keynote speaker. Ilibagiza survived the Rwandan genocide where she and seven other women spent 91 days huddled silently together in the bathroom of a local pastor’s house. An estimated 800,000 people – including most members of Ilibagiza’s family – were brutally murdered during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. A living example of faith put into action, Ilibagiza said “the only thing that got me through was my faith in God.”
OneLife LA, spearheaded by the Archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace, was first celebrated on January 17, 2015. The event united about 15,000 people to “Be Somebody to Somebody” in their own communities through good works. OneLife LA 2016 drew nearly 20,000 to downtown Los Angeles in celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life. For the 2016 event recap and highlights, please visit http://onelifela.org/highlights/ and for 2015 event highlights, visit http://onelifela.org/2015event/.