Local organization holds event to promote peace throughout Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - Some folks are trying to fix what many say is a problem throughout the area: racial tension. Months after a city council meeting got out of hand with members yelling at one another, the "One Blood Revival" is hoping to bring people together.
"Since we are high in crime and murders, we want peace," participant Buzz Treme said.
The event was spawned after metro council members were split by party and racial lines.
"I want them to take away the knowledge that they can reach this community through the power of Jesus Christ," pastor Kevin Ray said. "I'd like to see the church and our city unite and come together, and begin to pray and reach out to this city."
One Blood Revival will continue to Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Laine Hardy first Louisiana native to win American Idol
Community of people down on their luck in danger of being shut...
A new Era for Muslim women at the Baton Rouge Mosque
Thousands of residents disposed trash at Baton Rouge's hazardous waste collection
Second annual BR Oyster Fest creating opportunities for downtown businesses