“City Calls on Ministers” (Shreveport Times)

From the 21 December 2007 Shreveport Times:

“Area ministers and law enforcement officials gathered at Independence Stadium on Thursday for Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover’s latest crime-fighting initiative – ‘End the Silence, End the Violence.'” (Photo by Greg Pearson/The Shreveport Times) — [Rev. Dr. Lyn Oglesby of Shreveport is in the center of this photo.]

“Ministers are the key to Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover’s latest crime-fighting initiative.

Over lunch Thursday, Glover and Police Chief Henry Whitehorn presented ‘End the Silence, End the Violence,’ a campaign to get ministers involved in changing attitudes and mobilizing volunteers in their communities.

‘With your unique position, you have influence you can exert,’ Whitehorn said. ‘Even though a person may not be a Christian, they look to you as leaders.’

More than 60 pastors from various denominations and neighborhoods listened as the chief and mayor outlined the problems of crime and some possible solutions.”


Louisiana UUs decry racism in “Jena Six” case (UU World Magazine)

Read about Unitarian Universalists in Shreveport and Baton Rouge taking action against racism in Louisiana.

Refus Combs (left) is greeted by the Rev. Lyn Oglesby at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport before the start of a prayer meeting in regard to justice in Jena, La (Photograph courtesy of Shreveport Times, (c) 2007)