In an effort to reduce murderous violence on the streets of poor communities, Oakland Bishop Michael Barber recently joined two community walks down often-unsafe urban streets.
Barber joined more than 50 people on September 5 in the interdenominational Ceasefire Night Walk through the heart of Richmond, an area with an on-going history of bloody violence.
The walk began at St. Mark Church, where Rev. Ramiro Flores, pastor, has been a leader in the anti-violence effort.
To their victims Barber said “We enfold you in our hearts and pray that God will give you, the victims of violence, eternal life and resurrection”