A community news source for residents of the HarriOak neighborhood in Oakland, CA.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Silence the Violence

A message from Pastor Jha of the First Christian Church:

Hello, neighbors! Many of us are concerned about the violence in our
neighborhood, with solutions ranging from cops to green jobs. And
many of us are aware of the shooting right across the street from
First Christian Church on Fairmount Avenue about a year ago.

Join members of the community on the steps of First Christian next
week as we commit ourselves to ending violence in our community,
simultaneous to dozens of vigils all across the city, organized by
Silence the Violence. Belinda Gilchrist of Project Darries and
Cynthia Carpathios of the Niroga Institute will be a part of the

What: vigil to end violence in Oakland, especially in our neighborhood
Where: First Christian Church of Oakland, 29th and Fairmount Ave.
When: 6 PM

Honor the lives of those we've lost to violence. Honor the people who
have been victims of violence. Take a little time for a commitment to
ending violence and for hope for the task ahead. I really look
forward to joining with you in this gathering.

Sandhya Jha
First Christian Church of Oakland

1 comment:

aliciaalcala said...

with out the Lord in everything we do we can not accomplish anything.
so Christians lets fall to our knees and pray from all four corners of this City of Oakland our City and pray for all this violence to stop!
I takes a village to build respect and I know we all know what we know and how we get down when we are called to war LET'S RUN TO THE BATTLE
and not RUN FROM IT.