MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An event for hope and healing in the city of Memphis is happening this evening.
“Love They Neighbor: An Interfaith Gathering for Healing” begins at 5:30 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N Bellevue Blvd.
The hour-long prayer community prayer service includes the following speakers:
Pastor J. Lawrence Turner - Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
Rabbi Micah Greenstein - Temple Israel
Sheikh Hamza Abduulmalik - Memphis Islamic Center
Rev. Dr. Roslyn Nichols - Freedom’s Chapel, Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH)
Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook - Second Baptist Church, Memphis Interfaith Association (MIFA)
The gathering comes after weeks of violence and tragedy across the city, including the recent abduction and murder of Eliza Fletcher, a mother and kindergarten teacher.
Fletcher’s alleged killer, Cleotha Henderson, 38, faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping.
Less than a week after Fletcher’s abduction, a shooting spree across the city left three people dead and three others in the hospital.
The suspect, Ezekiel Kelly, 19, was arrested Wednesday night after wrecking a car.
His hours-long rampage left at least eight crime scenes across the city, according to police.
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