On September 12th, at 7:00pm, Boston’s top Christian artists are rising up to share original responses to the challenges of a global health crisis and racial reckoning in a virtual concert event. In this “Love Thy Neighbor Virtual Concert,” artists of diverse backgrounds are performing original songs of justice, faith, and resilience that inspire audiences to “Love Thy Neighbor” during times of great adversity.
Local performing artists will feature music representing hip-hop, worship, soul, and gospel genres. “We wanted to bring forth a unique response to the current world events, and that uniqueness lies in what each artist brings to the table,” said singer Shanell Alyssa. “From varied demographics, backgrounds, and musical styles, we wanted to share a response that would speak to the hearts of people in all their diversity.”
This concert is the culminating event of a broader “Love Thy Neighbor” summer campaign coordinated by UniteBoston, in which people were encouraged to demonstrate love and connect with their neighbors in new and unexpected ways. “Amidst all that is happening in our world today, we see many people responding by disparaging others with different viewpoints and backgrounds,” said Kelly Fasset, Executive Director of UniteBoston. “Rather than mimicking these divisive approaches, we feel called to look outward in love and care for one another, especially to those who are vulnerable or oppressed. I am convinced that there is no better time to Love Thy Neighbor than today.”
UniteBoston is a local nonprofit dedicated to bridging the historic divides among Christians from various denominations, races and generations and making “Love Thy Neighbor” a lifestyle. The “Love Thy Neighbor” event builds on our previous annual summer concerts in the Boston Common, which have been attended by over 2,000 people. This year’s concert will be streaming LIVE on UniteBoston’s Facebook Page. To get access to this free streaming concert and neighborhood-based viewing parties click on the link below:
The costs for videography, sound mixing, and production for this event total approximately $4,000. Donations of any amount help to create this platform for local Christian artists and unite Christians of all backgrounds towards our common mission! Once we cover the cost of hosting the event, proceeds will go back to the artists to support their work.
- Individuals – Donations of $100 or more will be listed on our website
- Organizations – Donations of $250 or more will be listed on our website, and $500+ donations will be named during the program itself as an event sponsor
Now is the time to bridge divides and carry out Jesus’ greatest commandment in our local communities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be an event sponsor and have your church or organization listed in our promotional materials. Register to get access to this free streaming concert and neighborhood-based viewing parties!
You may also donate through our FaceBook fundraiser: