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Reconciliation Week kicks off in Meridian

Published: Jul. 5, 2020 at 3:09 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2020 at 11:16 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Reconciliation Week began Sunday with a peaceful reminder of a tragedy that happened 17 years ago in Lauderdale County.

The Reconciliation Committee hosted Reconciliation Sunday as they remembered the victims of a mass shooting at Lockheed Martin that left 6 dead. At NorthPark Church, members prayed for local and national reconciliation as part of their Sunday morning or evening service.

Chairwoman Stacey Miller is the daughter of one of the Lockheed shooting victims, Rev. Charlie J. Miller. She said Reconciliation Week is about bridging the gap between cultural differences, and moving forward to become a more equal and diverse country.

“As you know many things are going on across the country. We thought it was relevant that we continue the observance this year even in the midst of COVID-19. We made the necessary adjustments to our events of the year. We’ve given the option to people to join online through our Facebook page. We felt that we were compelled to continue the celebration,” said Miller.

“God believes that we are all one people created by him. We long to bring about unity, harmony, justice and equality inside our city. God stands for that and we stand for that,” said NorthPark Church pastor, Ben Stears.

If you would like more information, you can call (601) 482-2489 or (601) 616-2879. You can also or check out the group on Facebook AT RWC Reconciliation Week Celebration.

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