LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Local religious leaders have had enough of the recent violence plaguing the country, and are urging everyone to just get along.
At the Oasis Church in Koreatown, Pastor Philip Wagner preached a message of inclusion, hope and acceptance, calling on his congregation to unite and show solidarity.
“I think people, if they don’t feel heard of respected or cared for, it boils out with frustration and anger and that means it’s something that we should be listening to,” Wagner told CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold.
Julian Lowe of Oasis Church agrees, saying, “We have two people losing their lives and it just further perpetuates the anger and the hurt and the frustration and the divide that there is between the African American community and police.”
People at the Oasis Church say they’re angry and confused by the violence that’s continued to wreak havoc on the naiton.
“We have to be mindful that one incident doesn’t mean that’s what everyone is about” Viergeni White said.
At All Saints Church in Pasadena, the same message of peace, justice, and non-violence was heard loud and clear by the organization.
Pastors at both churches say we must come together, to find a solution without violence, and they say it all starts by listening to each other.