LOCAL CHURCH LEADERS ORGANIZE “BLACK LIVES MATTER” CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AND BLACK FRIDAY BOYCOTT

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East County News Service

November 28, 2014 (San Diego’s East Coujnty)--Many are wondering how to best respond to the cries for justice coming from communities across the country in the wake of the situation in Ferguson. 

The San Diego Partnership of Churches is asking people in San Diego County to “prayerfully consider making this Black Friday a day of prayer and of participation in the nationwide boycott encouraging  shoppers to not to spend one dime on Black Friday,” says Mary Domb Mikkelson with United Church of Christ in La Mesa. “This is a form of nonviolent protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Organizers plan a candlelight vigil at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 29 at 5:00 p.m. at Mission Hills United Church of Christ, 4070 Jackdaw Street, San Diego, CA 92108, (http://www.missionhillsucc.org/).

“Bring  candle, as we will be taking our prayers to the streets,” Mikkelson states

 

The San Diego Partnership of Churches participants include:

Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, UCC – Pastor:  The Rev. J. Lee Hill, Jr.

Mission Hills UCC – Pastor:  The Rev. Dr. Scott Landis

Kensington UCC – Pastor:  The Rev. Darryl Kistler

Pioneer Ocean View UCC – Pastor:  The Rev. Mary Sue Brookshire

The Table:  United Church of Christ of La Mesa – Pastor:  The Rev. Kaji Douša

University City United Church – Pastor:  The Rev. Jane Heckles


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Comments

Too bad.

Too bad these people are not as upset about real problems. There are plenty in the world. Our justice system worked. The police officer was found innocent. If this was a white, thug, bully, thief, who had punched a police officer in the face and tried to get his gun would the white community be burning down their local white owned businesses?