“[The use of body cameras] is not a magic bullet which will resolve conflicts between the police and the public,” stated Rev. Lewis Stewart at the start of this year when it was announced that Rochester police will start using them. A trusting relationship is needed between the community and the officers who serve them.
With this need in mind, the United Christian Leadership Coalition will be hosting a Prayer and Informational Breakfast Meeting, Saturday, November 14th at First Church of God, 344 Clarissa Street at 9:30 AM to share with the general public some of the building blocks that will move us to work together like: Independent Police Review Board, P.E.A.C.E. Program, and Community Healers.
UCLM’s objective is to promote a holistic ministry in which families and the community are delivered from spiritual bondage and institutional, racial-cultural racism, socio-economic and educational obstructions which impedes the poor and oppressed from achieving their human potential. UCLM seeks to partner with religious leaders, educators, businesses, health providers, labor union, political and government officials to assist in the survival and robust growth of the community.
UCLM is a grant recipient of the Presbytery of the Genesee Valley’s Self Development of the People Grant. “We see this program” stated Luis Torres, member of the Self Development of the People Committee “as an opportunity for those who are directly affected by a situation to work together for solutions.”
If you would like to learn more (www.uclmwny.org) or attend the breakfast please call the Ministry at 585-454-0077 by November 10th. It you would like to learn more about how the Presbytery support community empowerment through the Self Development of the People Grant please contact Rev. Doug Holmes at [email protected]