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Community leaders speak out about violence in Birmingham

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Bishop Calvin Woods called a media conference and prayer vigil Friday to address the violence in Birmingham. (abc3340.com) Bishop Calvin Woods called a media conference and prayer vigil Friday to address the violence in Birmingham. (abc3340.com)

In the last seven days five people have been shot in the city of Birmingham. Ministers, civic leaders, city council members search for ways to stop the violence.

There is an obvious generation gap in how people approach this problem.

Bishop Calvin Woods called a media conference and prayer vigil today to address the violence in Birmingham. He was joined by five other community pastors.

Woods believes law enforcement is doing a good job, but he's calling on every church in Birmingham to start  praying for love and tolerance. He says mentorship and recreational activities are good, but *prayer* is the best course of action.

Captain Henry Irby with the Birmingham Police Department was also at the prayer vigil. He says the department would like to see more participation on the part of residents. Don't put yourself in harms way, but use avenues like Crime-Stoppers if you hear or see something suspicious.

Students who say prayer is fine. But they say adults and community leaders need to reach them through avenues they're familiar with, like music.

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