|Joseph Saunders carries the cross.|
|John W. Fountain|
But in the end, might an Invasion of Faith still proclaim victory over violence? Wrest the city’s soul from the forces of darkness that most often are manifested as brazen young Black men with guns whose bullets claim even the innocent and young.
And what lessons, if any, might be learned from the church’s endeavor—a course of action for the good of the larger community of faith? Are there lessons perhaps for individuals or even for the press that often goes MIA when grassroots movements are pounding the pavement, doing the painstaking work to reform and rebuild community?
Summer Invasion seeks to capture that movement, the stories, faces and voices. It is a snapshot in time. The story of one church’s valiant effort. And it is a mirror of the effort needed to win back the streets from violence, even as another summer approaches and the fate of the soul of a city hangs in the balance.
From The Editors—
Website Navigation: This project site features written stories as well as video, photos and sound in an effort to capture and convey the Faith Community of St. Sabina’s Peace March in summer 2021.
To see videos, click on photos that appear on both sides of the Home Page; or click on video tab for a video player containing entire project video playlist.
To read stories, simply scroll the page. When you have reached the end of the page of stories displayed, simply click on “Older Posts” to view additional stories. The site also includes other features, including more information about St. Sabina and the reporters as well as a Special Feature also listed on a tab.
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|Two little girls play with chalk at a park during a Back-to-School picnic at summer's end sponsored|
by the Faith Community of St. Sabina (Photos: John W. Fountain and Samantha Latson)