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Prayer Service Held In Downtown Meridian Encouraging Unity

Updated: Jun 3

This afternoon in Meridian, a peaceful prayer was held in Dumont Plaza, with many pastors and leaders of churches present, addressing the death of George Floyd and the protests that are occurring throughout the country.


At the prayer service, church leaders throughout the community approached the microphone singing hymns and praying for unity, peace and equality throughout our community and the country. Some spoke of their personal experiences with inequality or racism, and others quoted civil rights activist.

“Meridian is a peaceful city, you know we have our shortcomings in every city, I’ve seen a lot of different things going on in the world that are a whole lot worse than in Meridian, and I think it’s a good start for us coming together. God doesn’t look at no skin color or race --from one blood came all nations, so we are all God’s children”, said James Barney, retired pastor.


Reverend Gary Houston, president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance helped to organize this prayer service, hoping to unify the community during this time.

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