Pastor Jim Wheeler spoke of “The commitment to testimony” this week at the First Presbyterian Church, where the 15-year-old rape victim attended services. Calling on his parishioners to rely on faith over fear, he has urged more people to mentor Richmond youth.
Eight days after the rape of a 15-year-old girl, the city’s religious leaders denounced the crime and offered prayers for those involved. Congregations discussed healing, the community’s moral compass, and ways of addressing the crime with church youth groups.
Concerned parents, teachers and community organizers at Richmond High School have demanded the school board install new security cameras, better lighting on campus and urged the creation of a comprehensive safety plan for the district.
Richmond High School students are hearing a lot more warnings this week about safety measures after the rape of a 15-year-old student, who was attacked on campus following a homecoming dance on Saturday.