Saturday, December 17, 2011

LOVE GOD/NEIGBOR: Support for Detroit

Monday, Dec. 19th, an All Faiths Festival meeting is set for 4-5 pm in the Isaac Agree Downtown Detroit Synagogue, 1457 Griswold St. The theme is Love God/Neighbor Support for Detroit. For more information, call (248) 543 4255, (313) 729 8035, or (586) 530 7576.

This third in a series of meetings with citizens, civic and clergy leaders and officials of the City of Detroit aims to offer concrete ways suburbanites will support its neighbor. Another gathering is set for Monday, January 23, 2012 from 10:30 am -12 noon in the Fraser Pubic Library when the public is invited to offer ways to support Detroit.

At 6:30 pm the same day, Dec. 19th, residents of Clinton Township will meet in Saint Claude Chapel, on Beaconsfield, north of 14 Mile Road for a Neigbhorhood Watch summit as day-time home invasians mount in the area, according to organizers.

"People are fighting mad to take back their streets," one leader said, "and, as people of hope we won't fight but will be watching to alert police of suspicious activitity on our block," the 64-year-old, continued.

Inclusive Communities Uniting (ICU) was founded last January when home invasians in Harrison Township ticked off residents who organized a Neighborhood Watch as it mounts its ow defense against criminal behavior.

They're assessing love of God/neighbor, the golden rule, planners said of Monday's meeting. "And, we're not good at loving our neighbor, let alone knowing them, or our ailing Detroit neighbor," another area resident charged.

Leaders hope all of that will change while they turn to the golden rule. They're hoping for a little help from a higher power.

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