CHICAGO (CBS) — Religious leaders from throughout the Chicago on Thursday called for a weekend of prayer for victims of gun violence and their families.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago wants all faith communities to offer prayers this weekend, remembering the lives lost to senseless acts of gun violence.
Rev. B. Herbert Martin, once pastor to the late Mayor Harold Washington, said the high-rise housing projects that used to harbor the gangs are gone “but somehow, the scourge of violence – this evil, this almost endemic power – remains. Bloodshed, lawlessness.”