Religious Leaders Are Crafting Plans To Get To The Heart Of Kansas City's Violent Crime Problem
Churches and faith leaders are working to assess crime in each police division, and tailor solutions to mobilize the community, open dialogue and find solutions.
"Getting to the Heart of the Matter" is a new initiative seeking to do just that for violent crime in Kansas City — address its root causes. It involves faith leaders throughout Kansas City, who are working with police to address crime during an especially violent year.
- Darron Edwards, pastor of United Believers Community Church
- Emanuel Cleaver III, senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church