A Peekskill-based interfaith ministers group will co-sponsor a “forum”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007711280334 tomorrow on the recent cross burning incident in Cortlandt.
Several members of PAPA Ã¢â‚¬â€ the Peekskill Area Pastor’s Association Ã¢â‚¬â€ will speak at the forum, 7 p.m. at the Town of Cortlandt Community Center (Westbrook Drive, off Route 6).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is a critical time for us to come together Ã¢â‚¬â€ it is everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s responsibility to stand up to discrimination,” said the Rev. Adolphus C. Lacey, pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill and president of PAPA. “The fact is that this appalling act is an assault upon the entire community and it will not be tolerated.”
Also scheduled to speak are: Monsignor Patrick Keenan of St. Columbanus Church; Rabbi Claudio Kupchick of First Hebrew Congregation; Zead Ramadan of the Hudson Valley Islamic Community Center; and the Rev. Jeannette Phillips of the Park Street AME Zion Church.
Of course, government leaders and school officials will also participate.