MONTCLAIR,NJ - Local religious leaders will be hosting a gathering each Sunday, starting this week.

This was in response to national outrage over the killing of an African-American man in Minneapolis. George Floyd was handcuffed while police officers kneeled on his body, including his neck for nearly 9 minutes, until he was lifeless. This act has sparked international outrage and civil unrest.

On this Sunday, June 7 at 2:00PM and EVERY Sunday thereafter culminating on Father’s Day June 21, a local pastor will hold the gathering.

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Rev. Michael Spivey wrote, Pastor of Citadel of Hope, said, "I am issuing a call… calling upon all of us and inviting all… who wish to peacefully participate in a Prayer Vigil for our Nation, our Brothers and Sisters and children our government, our police.. our neighborhoods ..does not matter what Race
,Religion or Belief System… "

He said that demonstrators will be adhering to social distancing guidelines. The will be meeting on the Football Field in Glenfield Park, located on Maple Avenue in Montclair.

They will also be streaming on FB Live.

Organizers say, this is an open invitation to all, a prayer call to all whom desire not only Prayers for their families but Prayers for the Nation as well.