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Mormons, rabbis among those taking to Baltimore’s streets

People of many faiths have responded with faith to the crisis in Baltimore.

Jana Riess blogged for Religion News on Baltimore Mormons’ dedication of a fast for peace and safety in their city, following some criticism that the LDS had not responded enough to recent events:

Particularly encouraging: The Facebook post about the stake fast was shared over 3,000 times. People from all over the world, both Mormon and those of other faiths, pledged to fast for Baltimore. Reading those comments about […]

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Baltimore officers charged with homicide

In a news conference, the state’s attorney in Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, described repeated mistreatment of Mr. Gray. Time and again, she said, officers abused him, arresting him without grounds and violating police procedure by putting him in handcuffs and leg restraints in the van without putting a seatbelt on him.

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Reflections on Baltimore, my hometown

The Union of Black Episcopalians has posted “Reflections on Baltimore, my hometown” by the Rev. Dr. Canon Sandye Wilson. An excerpt:

People are sick and tired of being sick and tired, as this war on Black men in our society continues. People are tired of having their appeals for attention to injustice ignored, of blatant disregard of their legitimate concerns. People are tired of the continuous escalating expression of racism all around them.


We pray for the lives lost, businesses destroyed and […]

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Baltimore Symphony planning #OneBaltimore concert

The #OneBaltimore hashtag has marked many online conversations surrounding the protests of the last few days. The Baltimore Symphony has announced a #OneBaltimore concert this Sunday, May 3, collaborating with the Soulful Symphony:

In light of the recent events surrounding the death of Freddie Gray and the civil unrest in our beloved city, we are organizing a #OneBaltimore Concert for Protest, Hope, Healing and Common Ground. There are moments in history that call forth the gifts that we have been given. […]

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Last night’s #ChSocM talked about social media, prayer and #Baltimore community support

Last night’s #ChSocM chat (a weekly moderated event by @ChSocM, which focuses on social media, the church and faith, and founded by Meredith Gould) centered on Baltimore and the social media response to events there. A transcript of the conversation has been posted on Storify, linked through the #ChSocM blog.

The discussion, moderated this week by CEO Paul Steinbrueck, discussed four questions, explained on the blog:

T1: Have you been engaging in social media related to the events in Baltimore? If so, […]

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Weeping for Baltimore: A Statement by Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton

“Baltimore weeps today, but that’s just a prelude to what we’re going to do tomorrow and every day for the rest of our lives: we are going to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and get to the work of striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of EVERY HUMAN BEING.”

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