USA - Faith Leaders Call for Justice at St. Louis Interfaith Prayer Service
Father Ronald A. Mercier, SJ, provincial of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, joined a dozen religious leaders of different faiths for an Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace and Solidarity at Kiener Plaza Park in downtown St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The Most Reverend Robert Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, called for the service after several days of demonstrations in the wake of a not-guilty verdict in the trial of a white police officer charged with the murder of a black man. The prayer service drew more than 500 community members. Read more...