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Walking Away from Violence: Church Holds Community Prayer Walks

no violence 300LEXINGTON, Ky (8/20/13)—Recently Lexington has seen a lot of violence within its city limits, and one local church has had enough. The Imani Baptist Church is starting a walk that will not only stand up against violence but also hopefully bring peace and change to Fayette County.

“There has just been a lot of tragedy, not in one location but widespread,” said Reverend Willis Polk. “People in our community have lost family members who have been victims of tragedy and are experiencing pain and we want to let them know we are here for them.”

The walk, which started three weeks ago, will be taken every Sunday for seven weeks. The first week 70 people came out to show their support and every week it keeps on growing.

“We want to encourage churches all over Lexington to organize a walk just like ours if they cannot make it to Imani,” said Polk. “Our goal is to have 25,000 people take part in the walk by the time week seven rolls around.”

The community prayer walk will begin at Imani Baptist Church and will be 3.4 miles.

“One person can’t stop the violence, but we are trying to be more proactive and want to reach out to the younger generations and stop the violence before it occurs,” said Polk. “We aren’t doing it for one specific area, we are doing it for the community as a whole and hope to see changes.”

All ages are welcome to take part in the community prayer walk and are encouraged to stand up and walk against violence on Sundays.

Bonnie Dailey
SurfKY News

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