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Local religious leaders call for support of Black Lives Matter


Updated: June 23, 2020 05:43 PM

Created: June 23, 2020 04:37 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Religious leaders in Rochester are calling for support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Religious Leaders Caucus of the Rochester Alliance of Communities Transforming Society (RocACTS) held a press conference outside Rochester City Hall Tuesday morning.

They're an organization of multi-racial, inter-faith, urban and suburban faith institutions.

They're asking people of faith in Rochester to work together to create systemic change and a redistribution of wealth to support black and brown communities.

Credit News10NBC

“Many of our religious traditions call for equitable treatment and relations of human beings… no one should be above accountability or receive special treatment and many of our religious traditions value and hold sacred human life,” Rev. Lane Campbell of the First Universalist Church of Rochester said. “No police officers should be above this belief.”

Some people attended Tuesday's press conference by car to maintain social distancing while still showing their support for the movement.

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