Black pastors call for peace amid Trayvon Martin protests

Memphis, Tenn., Jul 19, 2013 / 12:08 am (CNA).- Reacting to the protests and scattered violence in response to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin, a group of black Christian ministers has called for peace.“The black community knows that our civil rights were won through peace, not violence,” said Protestant minister Rev. William Owens, president of the Tennessee-based Coalition for African American … [Read more...]