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Stop the Violence campaign continues

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A group of pastors and community members are continuing their mission to stop violence in Albany. The Stop the violence movement is gearing up to hold a Back to School fest youth summit next month.

It's a three day event that will include entertainment and educational events for kids of all ages. Organizers say this is phase two of the campaign to reach young people with the message that violence is not the answer.

Sheriff Kevin Sproul said, "I think it's very effective. As of right now, we have one hundred different groups or entities coming together and it's growing every week."

Bishop Frederick Williams said, "I think the glue that keeps us together is that we all know something has to be done about crime in our cities."

Also planned by the movement, is a united worship service at Gethsemane Worship Center on July 9th and a 24 hour prayer wall July 6th through seventh.

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