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Together 2016 was an ecumenical Christian event held at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. [1] [2] on July 16, 2016. The event was scheduled to feature over 40 speakers, [1] including Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, who made a video address to the attendees of the event. [3] Other prominent speakers included the Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias and evangelist Samuel Rodriguez, as well as musicians Lecrae and Hillsong United. [3] The event is the largest Christian event in the history of the United States. [4] [5] The organizer of the event Nick Hall, stated that "We believe it’s time to lift up a message of hope. There’s all kinds of division, so we’re praying for healing and we’re praying for change".[ citation needed ]


Although the event was originally scheduled to conclude at 9 p.m., it ended at 4 p.m. due to excessive heat. Officers reportedly responded to 350 medical calls for heat-related injuries. The large number of people who lost consciousness because of heat syncope overwhelmed emergency medical technicians. [6]

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  1. 1 2 Franco-Guzman, Ana (8 July 2016). "'Together 2016' aims to draw 1 million people of faith to National Mall". Catholic News Service . Retrieved 17 July 2016. The event will have 40 or more speakers, including Francis Chan, Josh Brewer and Hall, as well as recording artists, authors and leaders from different faith backgrounds.
  2. Burke, Michael (15 July 2016). "Thousands of Christians to gather on National Mall for 'Together 2016'". USA Today . Retrieved 16 July 2016. Thousands of Christians will flock to the National Mall for the event, which Hall said is being targeted toward Millennials.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Law, Jeannie (7 June 2016). "Pope Francis Joins Lecrae, Hillsong at Historic 1 Million-Strong 'Together 2016' DC Event". The Christian Post . Retrieved 16 July 2016. Adding his name to the lineup of pomenant guest speakers and musicians is Pope Francis, who will deliver a video message addressing the crowd.
  4. Cummins, Amy (23 June 2016). "Together 2016 to Unite Americans on National Mall for Historic Event". The Huffington Post . Retrieved 17 July 2016. If successful, Together 2016 will become the largest Christian gathering in American history.
  5. Patton, Emma (5 July 2016). "Together 2016 aims to unify 1 million Christians in prayer on National Mall". The Washington Times . Retrieved 17 July 2016. The T-shirt is paraphernalia for an event called Together 2016, which aims to be one of the biggest gatherings of Christians in American history. The goal of Together 2016 is to get 1 million Christians to journey to the National Mall on July 16 for a day of unifying prayer. Nick Hall, the founder of the movement, hopes to unite people of all kinds.
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    (2) Uliano, Dick (July 16, 2016). "Together 2016 shut down early due to heat". Washington, DC, News. WTOP News. Archived from the original on August 5, 2020. Retrieved August 27, 2020..
  7. "God's Warning? "Heat" Shuts Down Apostate 'Together 2016' Event". Pulpit & Pen. July 17, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2018.