No Act of Hatred Can Match the Power of a Community Determined to Heal

5.22.19

No Act of Hatred Can Match the Power of a Community Determined to Heal

On March 26, 2019, St. Mary Baptist Church in Point Barre, Louisiana was destroyed by fire. Over the next 10 days, two more historic black churches – Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church – were also destroyed by acts of arson. 

The Community Foundation of Acadiana has led the way for rebuilding efforts through the creation of the St. Landry Church Fires Fund, which Gregory Annenberg Weingarten has committed to support. 

 

 

 

More than just the monetary means to restore these structures, this support indicates that no community exists outside of the greater community that includes all of us. No place of worship is immune from tragedy, and no act of hatred can match the power of a community determined heal, rebuild, and practice their faith.

 

 

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