Pastors Call On Buttigieg To Help Heal The City Of South Bend

Jul 1, 2019

Rev. Sylvester Williams joins other pastors in coming together in downtown South Bend July 1, 2019, to pray for the city.
Credit Justin Hicks/WVPE

 

A group of pastors joined South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the lobby of the County-City Building today to pray for the city and to present a plan to the mayor. 

“We are not a dying city but we are a very sick city,” Pastor Williams says. “Residents of the city are sick. And we’re all sick and tired of being sick and tired of being sick.”

Williams gave Buttigieg an envelope that he says contains a "plan" for South Bend.

Meantime, the mayor's office has announced he will be making a public statement today at 6pm. After a day of continued dialogue with community leaders to discuss shared goals for police-community relationships in South Bend, Buttigieg will provide an update for media on recent engagement work and upcoming efforts. The mayor and community leaders will be available to media at on Monday, July 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Charles Martin Youth Center.

WVPE's Justin Hicks was at the gathering. Listen for his report later today during All Things Considered. He will also be covering the 6pm event today.