As Ferguson unrest continues, Sacramento hosts vigil

  ·  Kathy Park, KCRA   ·   Link to Article

Watch the KCRA news report by clicking here.

Diverse Crowd of about 100 people packs Christian Fellowship Ministry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — A theme of peace and justice resonated Monday night as religious leaders and community members came together for a prayer vigil in response to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

A diverse crowd of about 100 people packed the Christian Fellowship Ministry following a call to action by the Sacramento NAACP.

"What we're asking for right now is that we make sure that we're doing everything we possibly can to not let that situation happen here in Sacramento, that's happening there," Sacramento NAACP President Stephen Webb said.

The pulpit was filled with several passionate pleas for peace.

Ninth District Assemblymember Dr. Richard Pan said it's time for us to put our differences aside.

"Let's all come together, pray at this prayer vigil, and stand together and really work toward a better society," Pan said.

Church member Yvonne Richardson was moved to tears during the service.

"I'm here tonight to support, and to let them know we care," she said.

Two Sacramento pastors plan to fly to Ferguson on Tuesday morning to stand in solidarity with a community in healing.

The Sacramento NAACP plans to continue the conversation in a community forum set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Guild Theater.

Organizers said law enforcement and the mayor plan on attending.