SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Faith leaders of all religions are coming together to take a stand against violence, they say. Leaders met at Allen Chapel AME church Monday to discuss solutions to gun violence in the community.
“We as a faith community need to do more. We need to lobby our elected officials, provide more jobs, we need to support programs,” one speaker said. The Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT), an inter-faith organization, is working with clergy throughout the city after back-to-back weekends of shootings in Sacramento, Elk Grove, and Natomas.
“Their voice is very unique, and it really sets a moral compass for our region so that all the policies that are implemented in Sacramento city, the county, in any instruction is done for a place for restoration,” explained Gabby Trejo, executive director of Sacramento ACT.