Members of Cleveland’s faith community launched a massive anti-gun violence campaign Monday night.
“It’s been a tough 72 hours,” said Pastor Andrew Clark, chief organizer of the Federation of Network Ministries.
Clark said the campaign will consist of special prayers, workshops and marquee messages, among other things.
“We have to engage and engage and keep engaging until there’s a serious reduction in gun violence in the community,” Clark said.
Meanwhile, Cleveland State University’s Dean of Urban Affairs just completed a study that found nearly a million Americans were either killed or wounded by gunfire between 2001 and 2010.
“We have an epidemic of violence. If we had nearly a million people killed or severely injured through a virus, we would be worried about this as a public health event,” Dr. Ned Hill said.
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