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Monday, August 14, 2017

Prayer Rally Against Hate and Racism Planned for Steps of City Hall Today

Posted By on Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 10:36 AM

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Last week, the Anti-Defamation League warned the country that the Charlottesville, Va., "Unite the Right" rally could be the "largest white supremacist gathering in a decade."

It was. And the Aug. 12 event, as we saw, collapsed into street skirmishes, beatings, racial harassment and a violent act of domestic terrorism that killed a 32-year-old advocate for the afflicted. The president of the United States offered no words of hope.

Last night, in cities all over the country, people gathered to decry this watershed moment of hatred. In Cleveland, a large crowd assembled at Public Square.

This evening, Bishop Tony Minor of Community Faith Assembly is organizing another event to raise awareness and shine a light on the direction hateful rhetoric is taking in 2017. The Cleveland Jewish News first shared news of the event. At 5:30 p.m., Minor will preside over an interfaith prayer rally on the steps of City Hall. All are welcome, and many local clergy members will be present. From CJN:

"Faith leaders and people of good must lift their voices against evil in all its forms and speak against hate, racism, and the white supremacy of the KKK, Alt Right, and the Nazi movement," Minor said. "We stand united and declare 'not in our town.' We will stay together to advocate and organize for a more just and peaceful society."

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