JARS PARTNER WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Jars of Clay will be holding a free concert April 20,  in Nashville’s Centennial Park. The performance is to celebrate Amnesty International's 40th anniversary and help launch the Annual General Meeting of the organization's US section.
The meeting, dubbed "Music and Human Rights," will include high-profile speakers addressing human rights issues, as well as the Clark Montessori High School Steel Band and a surprise guest appearance by another renowned Nashville musician.
"We're delighted to be holding Amnesty International's annual event in the dynamic city of Nashville," said Dr. William F. Schulz, Executive Director for Amnesty International USA (AIUSA). "And we're pleased to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary with Jars of Clay, a group that has consistently spoken out on behalf of the disenfranchised, particularly those persecuted for their religious convictions."
"The right to religious freedom transcends the barriers of personal belief and conviction," added Jars of Clay band members. "Whether Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, or Muslim, the persecution of those whose faith is different than others is one of the greatest forms of injustice. We are excited to partner with Amnesty International, a beacon to those who suffer from great oppression around the world, in protecting one of our most fundamental of rights."