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Faith Leaders Respond to Mayor Ginther’s Call to Pray for a Safer 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 9, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT

Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

Dan Clark, dclark@faithinpubliclife.org, (614)648-3663

Faith Leaders Respond to Mayor Ginther’s Call to Pray for a Safer 2018

COLUMBUS, OH — On Wednesday, January 10th at 11 a.m., Columbus faith leaders will gather at St. John’s United Church of Christ to respond to Mayor Ginther’s call to “pray for a safer 2018” and urge the mayor to waste no time implementing the life-saving strategies that will de-escalate violence and help repair the severely damaged trust between law enforcement and communities of color.

Rev. Dan Clark, Ohio Director, Faith in Public Life:

“Mayor Ginther has called on faith leaders to pray for a safer Columbus in 2018. We already are. Many pastors and priests, rabbis, imams, and nuns have been praying and working for peace in our city for many years. To that end, we are urging the Mayor to lead with courage and conviction in implementing policy changes that will save lives and make Columbus safer for everyone.”

WHAT:

Diverse and prominent faith leaders respond to Mayor Ginther’s call to pray for a safer 2018

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 10th, 11 a.m.

WHERE:

St. John’s United Church of Christ

59 E. Mound St.

Columbus, OH 43215

WHO:

Imam Horsed Noah, Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center

Rev. Lane Campbell, First Unitarian Universalist Church

Pastor Rich Johnson, Sanctuary Columbus Church

Pastor Jason Ridley, West Allegheny Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Father Charles Wilson, St. Philip Episcopal Church

Rev. Dr. Eric Brown, Woodland Christian Church

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