South-central clergy to hold interfaith meeting after horrible week in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Community leaders in Shelby County are coming together, following a violent week of crime over the past week.
Last week we saw statements released by several elected officials and state and county leaders, following two horrific violent crimes – a kidnapping ending in the murder of Eliza Fletcher and a fatal shooting killing three people.
Now the leaders of different religions here in the Mid-South are coming together.
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church will host a Memphis Interfaith Meeting. This meeting will be led by a pastor and a rabbi from the Mid-South, with people from all faiths invited.
Faith leaders say Monday’s meeting will focus on recommitting to the principles and practice of nonviolence, a goal that is also shared with local law enforcement.
Last Thursday, there were 168 murders this year, compared to a total of 179 murders this time last year, according to the Memphis Police Department.
On Tuesday, members of the Memphis City Council will meet to discuss crime in the city and the possible enforcement of a citywide curfew.
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