The Tragedy of Gun Violence in Our Country
This annual interfaith series will once again take on a current and difficult issue plaguing our country: gun violence. Temple Israel and New Hope Baptist, St. Hilary Catholic and Faith Lutheran churches are offering an opportunity for communities of faith to come together to listen, ponder, discuss and pray over a difficult reality.
Wednesday, March 1 - Temple Israel
Lament: Telling the Story of Gun Violence in the U.S.
Speaker: Steve Dettelbach, Director of ATF in Washington D.C.
Wednesday, March 8 - New Hope Baptist
The Reality of Gun Violence in America Culture and in the City of Akron
Speaker: Dr. Curtis Williams II of the Minority Behavioral Health Group, Akron
Wednesday, March 15 - St. Hilary Parish
The Reality of Violence in Ohio and in the City of Akron
Speakers: Officer Donny Williams, APD; La Marr Atchison & Bahote Griffin, South Street Ministries
Wednesday, March 22 - Faith Lutheran
Discerning Our Response as Communities of Faith to the Violence in Our City
Kemp Boyd, Executive Director, Love Akron
Rev. Raymond Greene, Jr. Executive Director, Freedom BLOC
Denico Buckley-Knight, Youth and Community Opportunity Director, City of Akron
Bertina King, Detective with the Akron Police Department
6 p.m. - Gathering
6:15 p.m. - Shared Meal
7 p.m. - Worship
7:30 p.m. - Presentation, Questions
8:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks
For all details and to register, visit sthilarychurch.org/2023Interfaith or call your congregation's office.