BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A small gathering Monday night tried to address some big problems in Baton Rouge.
Wesley United Methodist Church hosted a panel discussion with experts on conflict resolution and social justice. The featured speaker was minister Mary Jones from Philadelphia. District Attorney Hillar Moore was also at the event, along with several local pastors. Organizers wanted to figure out how faith organizations can play a bigger role in addressing issues such as income inequality.
"It's a good time for the churches to really begin to rethink their role and to examine what we're doing today, in today's time, and are we relevant as a church in meeting the needs of the people," said Alma Stewart, event organizer.
Stewart says the next step will be to turn Monday night's discussion into policy proposals that could have an actual impact.