GA Clergy Hold Prayer Vigil to Commemorate Anniversary of Charleston Massacre, Decry Gun Violence

 

 

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June 10, 2016

 

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GA Clergy Hold Prayer Vigil to Commemorate Anniversary of Charleston Massacre, Decry Gun Violence  

 

Atlanta, GA -- On Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m., a prominent coalition of interfaith clergy and lay people will convene at Ebenezer Baptist Church to commemorate the lives of nine believers massacred in a Charleston church last year and to call for common sense gun laws in the state of Georgia. The victims of the Charleston shooting were gunned down during Wednesday night Bible study. This service will honor their memory and that of every Georgia resident who has been a victim of gun violence.

 

What:

Prayer Vigil

 

When:

June 15, 2016 at 7 PM

 

Where:

Service: Sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Press may find clergy in the Banquet Hall before the service

 

Who:

Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Rev. Jen Lyon, Pastor of Congregational Leadership at Park Avenue Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. James Lamkin, Senior Pastor at Northside Drive Baptist Church

Rabbi Peter Berg, Senior Rabbi at The Temple

Rev. Kimberly Jackson, Episcopal Chaplain to the Atlanta University Center


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