Friday, July 1, 2022

Los Angeles Pastors and Religious Leaders Take to the Streets for George Floyd March!

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*LOS ANGELES – K.W. Tulloss, president of The Baptist Ministers Conference has assembled a protest to honor the life of George Floyd; an African-American man who was murdered by officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, May.25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hundreds of clergy from the Los Angeles community will unite to demonstrate solidarity and demand justice for George Floyd.

“It is not enough to remain silent. It is the responsibility of the church to shine light on dark situations. Now is the time for leaders of faith to voice our concerns in the spirit of our beliefs,” Tulloss stated.

Participating organizations include Baptist Ministers Conference, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Action Network Los Angeles (Pastor Jonathan Moseley), Churches in Action (Bishop Juan Carlos Mendez) and a variety of local churches and pastors.

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The peace march will begin on the corner of 1st and San Pedro on June 2nd, 2020 at 10 a.m. The destination for the march is LAPD Headquarters, located at 100 West 1st Street. The demonstration is sponsored by the Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles, SCLC President Pastor William Smart.

About Baptist Ministers Conference: The Baptist Ministers’ Conference (“BMC”) is a 501(C)3 organization comprised of multiple ministers who meet weekly to discuss various collaborative efforts to improve our churches and communities. The BMC of Los Angeles and Southern California is comprised of over 300 pastors. The organization is over 100 years old and one of the largest ministers’ conferences in the world.  BMC has managed to build and maintain relationships on the state and local level with community leaders, elected officials, and business organizations. The conference’s history is rich with achievements that have not only transformed our church communities but have helped to transform the city of Los Angeles.

About President K.W. Tulloss: Tulloss is the Senior Pastor of “The Historical” Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church located in the Downtown, Boyle Heights region of Los Angeles. As the leader of the Western Region of the civil rights organization National Action Network, Tulloss has organized many demonstrations and community town halls across the country addressing a variety of issues such as education, police accountability, employment, violence, public policy, advocacy, and community concerns.

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source:
Trenyce Williams
Trenycemwilliams@gmail.com

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