The Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that he wants to put Chicago’s violence problem in the national spotlight and will spend a few months in the city working on the ground with other church and community leaders.
Gov. Pat Quinn spent his second consecutive Sunday at Chicago houses of worship calling for more anti-violence efforts on city streets and the need for an assault weapons ban — pointing specifically to the recent shooting death of a 6-month-old girl.
Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week on the Christian calendar, and now, political and religious leaders are using the sacred message to combat youth violence by holding a march.
In the face of a murder a few blocks away from his church, Rev. Michael Pfleger took some bold steps Sunday, and so did several dozen of the faithful from St. Sabina Parish.
Anti-violence protesters plan to hit the streets of Chicago and six other communities tonight to get ahead of spring shootings.