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Anti-violence Prayer Vigil Set For Burnside Park Thursday

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Rhode Island faith, community and law enforcement leaders will gather tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 29th) at Burnside Park near Kennedy Plaza in Providence...

Rhode Island faith, community and law enforcement leaders will gather tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 29th) at Burnside Park near Kennedy Plaza in Providence to hold a prayer vigil to address violence.

The event is scheduled for 1 p.m.  A group of faith leaders, including Rev. Joyce Penfield, Pastor Jabulani McCalister, Rev. Don Anderson, Rabbi Wayne Franklin, Fr. Joseph Escobar, Imam Farid Ansari and Rev Chontelle Washington and Rev. Wayne Garganta will attend.

Providence law enforcement leaders, including Police Chief Hugh Clements and Public Safety Commissioner Steve Pare, are also scheduled to attend.

The names of individuals who were killed during an interaction with law enforcement. The names of law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty will also be called.

The event is designed to build a commitment to justice, safety, respect and dignity for everyone, according to Marty Cooper of the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island.

Anti-violence Prayer Vigil Set For Burnside Park Thursday
Anti-violence Prayer Vigil Set For Burnside Park Thursday