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Arms Around Roseland leaders pray for peace in Chicago neighborhoods

Health and faith leaders in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood responded to a spree of overnight shootings with a movement they’re calling “Arms Around Roseland.”

Roseland Community Hospital joined with neighborhood ministers to bring congregants out of the pews and on the streets to raise awareness about gun violence. There have been 11 murders in police district that comprises the South Side neighborhood this year, up four from this time last year.

“Arms Around Roseland” organizers say congregations will pray outside their churches every Sunday until the month of October.