Chester Peace Initiative
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“Let’s treat violence like a disease.”
CURE VIOLENCE GLOBAL IS RANKED #9 IN TOP 500 NGOs IN THE WORLD
Our primary responsibility is to address gun violence by stopping murders and mediating conflicts so that shootings can be lessened.
Our effort began approximately 24 months ago as members of the Ministerial Fellowship were going to various neighborhoods to pray and were challenged by residents about what more they could do.
That led to a relationship with Marla Davis of Philadelphia CeaseFire, that city’s manifestation of CURE Violence, working together to bring CVG to Chester.
“The approach is entirely different than any other approach that’s out there on the market,” Williams said. “CURE Violence looks at this issue of violence, not from a criminal standpoint … it says, “No, let’s not look at a criminalistic approach, let’s take a medical approach, a public health approach and look at this as a disease.”
As such, it utilizes the principles of disease remediation towards minimizing violence by addressing the factors that create violence.
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We led or participated in 12 shooting responses/victuals which we call reclaiming sacred spaces.
This photo was taken at an organized community march to help create positive norms.