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Cleveland pastors aim to reduce violence with street patrols

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 16:26:14-04

Dozens of Cleveland pastors have joined hands to pray for the city’s streets. They will also work together to lift some of the most impoverished areas out of violence.

"We’re talking about unifying pulpits outside of the four walls of the church building," said Larry Harris, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Pastor. "Church in the streets, church on the streets, church for the streets - a rebuilding of our streets."

The plan is called the 10 Point Coalition. Pastors gathered the plan from a group of pastors in Indianapolis.

"We wanna reduce the homicides; we wanna reduce the violence in the city,” said Kim Snyder.

"When enough tragedy and difficulty comes, we call His name," said Harris. "We've got to give and it shall be given. Unemployment is too great right now. We can help connect them with jobs that do exist."

Harris said pastors will begin patrolling the streets of Mt. Pleasant at the end of July, from 10 p.m., until 2 a.m.