Tuscaloosa: A Rally for Peace and Unity in our City

A dear friend of mine, Pastor Fred Schuckert, has diligently and humbly met with several leaders around our city in order to promote peace and unity.  Here is his call to action that he asked people to share:

I met this morning with Schmidt Moore and a handful of other pastors concerning the rising racial tensions related to the deaths of young black men by police officers in various cities and also the senseless killing of policemen in Dallas.  We talked with our mayor and police chief about having a prayer gathering for peace and unity in our city.  They were in favor of this, including the mayor and police chief of Northport.

At 7:00 this Sunday evening, July 10, at Government Plaza downtown, we will be having a “rally for Peace and Unity in our City.”  If it rains, we will meet at Bethel Baptist Church located at 3003 25th St, Tuscaloosa, AL ·

We are inviting the whole church in our city to participate.  Please share this with other Christians you have contact with in the greater Tuscaloosa area.

We are very fortunate to have outstanding governmental officials and law enforcement in our city and county. We want to pray for them as well as for the families of these young black men and police officers who have been killed.

Please help share Pastor Fred’s message.  Like, share, and retweet.

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10 Comments
  1. Why do you have Ferguson as one of the tags for this post? Why do you NOT have Dallas Police deptartment or #policelivesmatter as a tag??

    • Tam,
      Appreciate the feedback. There was nothing malicious about this post. I was merely trying to create it as fast possible in order to help promote the event for Pastor Fred and the other Tuscaloosa leaders.

    • Tam, Dallas is a tag. People like you are so ready to dispute anything that says black lives matter, that you don’t even read to find the information you’re looking for you just automatically go on the offensive.

      “I met this morning with Schmidt Moore and a handful of other pastors concerning the rising racial tensions related to the deaths of young black men by police officers in various cities and also the senseless killing of policemen in Dallas.”

      This article was in no way meant to offend, but to promote peace and unity and you still decided to come on here and try to make an issue out of it. Maybe you should take a deeper look at yourself and try to figure out why someone saying that black lives matter offends you so much.

  2. A friend of mine shared about this event on FB today. I was happy to see something happening in Tuscaloosa and so also shared on FB. Several friends of mine have expressed concern that it seems to be inclusive to only those of the Christian faith. Was this intentional or simply an oversight? I mean, are people of other faiths (including those of no faith) welcome to come and share in this meaningful community moment?

  3. Mr. Baxter: Regardless of your words, it was, at least for the first 20 minutes (that’s when I left) an Evangelical Christian event exclusively. At one point the crowd was told that resolution of America’s issues could only be done by either violence or a singular deity. Peace belongs to all Americans and there are many paths to peace, not just one. Exclusion has bred our current state of affairs, only inclusion can heal America.

    • Sheldon,
      Appreciate the feedback. I hope this event wasn’t an inhibitor against future cross-functional, cross-culturals efforts. Please continue to provide another layer of insight and perspective for our city, for our state.

  4. Ben,
    I was at the rally, and counted it a blessing and a success. I pray there are more in the future. This brings people together for one cause, and that is peace. One and only one provision to achieve that peace, being, Jesus Christ the son of the only true and living God. There is no other way to God, and peace, but through Jesus.
    Thank you for promoting and reporting on this event.
    All these critics of it, are but messengers of Satan, who is the author of lies and confusion. There criticism proves their nature of being one of violence, anger, and rage. If only they knew Jesus personally, and until the decide to do so, they will always be a contributor to the problem, not the solution……
    God Bless, keep up the good work!!!!
    Doug

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