Hundreds of people brought their pain to the altar Sunday in remembrance of the 10 lives lost and three injured in a mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday.
Macedonia Baptist Church, just minutes away from the Tops Supermarket where the tragedy took place, held an interfaith service that called for healing and action. Senior Pastor Julian Cook said planning a service that would bring people from all walks of life together was necessary, as the hate crime that took place affects everyone.
“Part of the lie of racism is that it only impacts minorities, right? Part of the lie of racism is that it actually offers some level of superiority or supremacy or safety; it does not," said The Rev. Julian Cook, Macedonia Baptist Church senior pastor. "We are all in danger as long as racism is rampant in our community. If it’s somewhere in our community, wherever it exists, whatever corner, we are in danger.”