Church leaders want Richmond to adopt new strategy to curb gun violence

By Shelby Brown, WTVR Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — An organization made up of members of nearly two dozen Richmond congregations wants to help Mayor Levar Stoney and other city leaders tackle two key issues they believe are plaguing the city: the lack of affordable housing and violence.

Members of the group Richmonders Involved to Strengthen Our Communities (RISC) will hold a virtual Action Assembly with the mayor and a few council members Monday.

Neighborhood Peace Walk touted as ‘first step’ in bringing community together, deterring violent crime in Topeka

August 25, 2019. The Topeka Capital-Journal.

Despite overcast skies and rainy weather, more than a hundred community members showed up on Sunday afternoon to Betty Phillips Park in southeast Topeka to call for an end to gun violence in the capital city.

Chants of “Enough is enough” and “The violence must stop” filled the air as attendees of the Neighborhood Peace Walk made their way through Topeka’s Hi-Crest neighborhood. The peace walk was organized by community volunteers, the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice and Topeka JUMP, an organization of faith leaders who advocate for sound policy at the grassroots level. And their message was clear.