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Stand-Up Sunday

Monday, February 1, 2016

By: Crystal Booker

“We keep saying, ‘Well let’s pray about it.’ Well, no,” he said. “There is a time to pray. There is a time to get off our knees and do something.”

– Reverend Don Flowers (The Post and Courier)

The SC Campaign’s Board of Directors is an assemblage of some of the greatest community advocates in our state. Not only do they care about teen pregnancy prevention, but their activism stretches beyond our walls and touches social and economic issues across the country.

On Sunday, Rev. Don Flowers, the SC Campaign’s longest standing board member, took to the pulpit in support of gun-control for Stand-Up Sunday, an initiative began by Gun Sense SC.  Spanning 14 denominations and over 1,300 congregations, Stand-Up Sunday developed in reaction to the brutal killings of the Emanuel Nine as a public demonstration of solidarity amongst religious leaders across the state.

With white crosses in hand representing each of the lives lost to gun violence in Charleston since the beginning of the year, Rev. Flowers stands solemnly in a photograph taken by The Post and Courier.  On Sunday, Rev. Flowers placed the crosses in the ground at Providence Baptist Church on Daniel Island where he has served as pastor since 1997 in their memory. 

Click here for the full story: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20160130/PC1204/160139963

To learn more about Stand- Up Sunday, please visithttp://www.standupsundaysc.org/

*image retrieved from The Post and Courier

 

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