Pray First…and Then

March 27, 2012

Violence…once again violence has touched our city…our neighborhood…our hearts…prayer vigils continue to be held to reclaim the places where violence has occurred…to pray for all people who are victims of violence…to believe that a nonviolent way of life is possible.

Pray first…and then…on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 9 am to 4 pm, at Gannon University’s Yehl Ballroom (Waldron Campus Center), the 11th Annual Social Work Conference will address “Violent Crime in Erie: Changing the Muse, Model & Methods” sponsored by Gannon’s Social Work Program and The Erie County Policy and Planning Council. What can we do collaboratively to address this problem? Communities That Care (CTC) is a delinquency and violence prevention planning model that may help our Erie community to mobilize, identify risk and protective factors and develop a comprehensive prevention/intervention plan to improve family functioning, organize communities and reinforce the role of parents in various social and ecological environments. To register for this FREE conference, please contact Dr. Parris J. Baker at 871.7781 or email

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” (Gandhi)…As people of faith, let us ever be mindful that the life of every person is precious, and that we share responsibility for making this a community that cares…

Working Together…United in Faith!

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