Faith leaders pray during a gathering in Quinn Chapel AME Church. They gathered together to strategize about ways to take action for greater economic dignity in Missouri.
Credit Kellie Moore, ColumbiaFAVS.com
Clergy and community leaders join hands in prayer and song on March 7, 2014, at a gathering in Quinn Chapel AME Church in Jefferson City. Representatives from faith-based advocacy groups came together to find ways to make change in Missouri.
Faith-based advocacy groups are uniting with hopes of making change in Missouri on behalf of the state's most vulnerable and marginalized population.
Representatives from groups around the state met Friday (March 7) in Quinn Chapel AME Church in Jefferson City to share the action they’re taking in their communities, and develop strategies on how to work together.
On their agenda: pushing for early voting. Improving public education. Expanding Medicaid.
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