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United Black Christian Clergy To Host Prayer Vigil And Rally For Trayvon Martin

Pastor Lawrence Ricky  Willis, president of the United Black Christian Clergy.
Pastor Lawrence Ricky Willis, president of the United Black Christian Clergy.

The United Black Christian Clergy, a group of religious leaders in the Seattle area, will hold a Prayer Vigil and Rally for Trayvon Martin this Weds., July 17 at Greater Mt. Baker Missionary Baptist Church – 2425 S. Jackson Street in Seattle.

The prayer vigil will take place at 12 Noon. According to organizers, the prayer vigil will be a time for reflection and prayer, and for the community to have an opportunity to share and pray in a respectful and peaceful way.

“We recognize emotions are running high and many have strong feelings and passion about the recent not guilty verdict handed down for George Zimmerman,” said Rev. Kenneth Ransfer, pastor of Greater Mt. Baker Missionary Baptist Church. “We want to provide a peaceful venue to express these feelings as well as share information about where we go from here.”

The rally will take place at 6:30 p.m. Organizers plan to hold a brief prayer vigil at Greater Mt Baker and then march to the Martin Luther King Memorial Park located on the corner of MLK, Jr. Way South and South Massachusetts Street.

“As representatives of our community and men and women called by God we want to lead our community in an opportunity to express their dissatisfaction in a peaceful but powerful way,” read a statement from the organization about the rally.

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