Prayer Vigil for James Craig Anderson this Sunday at 7pm

Photo by Lars Christopher Nøttaasen. Creative Commons attribution license.

We wanted to make sure that you all were aware of the recently announced prayer vigil for James Craig Anderson–a man whose death was featured on CNN this week and who was the victim of an alleged hate crime. The press release can be found below:

On Sunday, August, 14th 2011, at 7pm various civic groups, religious congregations, concerned citizens and leaders will be gathering on behalf of the hate crime against Mr. Anderson that occurred in late June in our community. The purpose of this vigil will demonstrate a call to forgiveness and peace for our city and to denounce the hate crimes brought to this neighborhood. The planning of this vigil was created by the neighborhood associations in West Jackson who were shocked and deeply distressed over this act. We are pleased with the support of dozens of organizations including some of the following:

New Horizon International Ministries
Beth Israel
Pine Lake Church
Capitol Neighbors Association

This vigil will begin at New Horizon International Ministries (1block)away from the site of the crime. We will park, walk to the site, and pray. We are asking the members of the media to assist in bringing awareness to the greater community.

Kass Welchlin (601)832-9925
Cassandra Welchlin (601)750-8388

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