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Clergy Hope to Bring "Selma Spirit" To Detroit

PHOTO: Representatives from Detroit area churches, synagogues, and mosques will be among those attending a community conversation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Selma march. Image courtesy of Detroit Clergy Gathering.
PHOTO: Representatives from Detroit area churches, synagogues, and mosques will be among those attending a community conversation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Selma march. Image courtesy of Detroit Clergy Gathering.
March 26, 2015

DETROIT – Fifty years after the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, a group of Michigan clergy members hopes to pick up the torch and continue the fight for racial and social justice.

Reverend Barbara Kelley, senior pastor of the People's Community Church, Detroit, is one of the organizers of the Detroit Clergy Gathering. She describes it as an attempt to capture and rekindle some of the "Selma spirit" to help tackle some of the issues facing the region.

On Rev. Kelley's list: "Civilian oversight of law enforcement, public transportation is an issue, job readiness programs that are not all readily available, and job access."

Today (Thurs.) at 6 p.m., the group is inviting representatives from all denominations and faiths in the city and suburbs to join in a community conversation about these issues at the Historic St. John's CME Church, 8715 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

Kelley believes the 50th anniversary of the Selma march has helped to raise the consciousness of a whole new generation. She says many of the participating clergy members, and their congregation members who were born after the Civil Rights era, are now feeling a call to action.

"Sort of picking up the baton," she says. "The baton that was passed from the Selma era and the Martin Luther King time, picking it up now and trying to move things forward a little bit."

More information about the event is online at DetroitClergyGathering.org.

Mona Shand, Public News Service - MI