Indy Religious Leaders Gather In Prayer Service To Stop Violence Because Your Life Matters

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Scores gathered at one of Indianapolis most iconic monuments to Pray for Peace and an end to the continuing violence that has plagued numerous Indianapolis neighborhoods and victimized persons of all races and Faiths.  Organized by Light of the World Church Senior Pastor Dr. David Hampton and St. Luke United Methodist Church’s Senior Pastor Rev. Rob Fuquay, scores gathered at the Indiana War Memorial downtown for a Noontime Prayer Service.  An impressive gathering of Protestant Ministers, Catholic Priests, Jewish Rabbis, Muslim Imams and leaders of other faiths gathered to lead those in attendance in prayer and song for a end to the growing violence in Indianapolis’ neighborhoods. The names of the nearly fifty individuals who’ve lost their lives to violence already this year were read and memorialized. Among the faith leaders participating the program: Rabbi Brett Krichiver, Cantor Janice Roger, Dr. Lewis Galloway, Dr. Marion Miller, Rev. Ann Rosebrock, Imam Michael Saahir, Rabbi Hal Schevitz, Dr. Preston Adams and Rev. Jen Gibbs. The Prayer Service was held on Maundy Thursday, the start of Holy Week for Christians, and just days after the end of the Jewish Passover made the event especially significant.  Also significant was the display of unity from faith leaders as diverse as Dr. Angelique Walker Smith, Executive Director of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Minister Nuri of the Nation of Islam and Rev. Charles Harrison of Ten Point Coalition. All of whom attended as did Congressman Andre Carson, Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams and IMPD Chief Rick Hite.

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