Monday, August 25, 2014

Prayer march to end youth violence in New Haven

NEW HAVEN - The Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians will hold
a prayer march to end youth violence in the black community at 10 a.m. August 30 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Shelton Avenue in the Newhallville section of the city, according to a release.

“Youth violence is a leading cause of death for young black men between the ages of 10-25. It is time for religious organizations within the community to come together and pray for an end to the senseless acts of crime,”  local UBE President Steven R. Mullins said in the release.
 UBE is working with New Life Kingdom Outreach Ministries Church to organize the prayer march, Mullins said in the release.
The UBE also is reaching out to other pastors and lay leaders in the Newhallville area and the wider New Haven community to participate in the prayer march, the release said.
"This march is neither a protest, nor a political demonstration. It is a time for religious unity. It is a time for us to put what separates us to the side and show these young men that we care about them,” Mullins said, also in the release.

For more information, call Mullins at 203-824-4262

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