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Attend a Vigil this Sunday to Denounce Murder of James Craig Anderson

Here is the verbatim press release:

We're thrilled to hear that a diverse group has come together in the metro—include Pine Lake Church, the NAACP, Beth Israel and New Horizon Ministries—to honor James Craig Anderson, who was allegedly murder because he was black by a group of white Rankin County teens. They will hold a vigil this Sunday night at New Horizon International Ministries, one block from where the murder took place, to "call for forgiveness and peace for our city" and to "denounce hates brought to this neighborhood." Let's all show up.

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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So proud of the community for doing this. Let's all show up Sunday!


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