A vigil and prayer walk will begin at 5 p.m. today, April 11, at the site of Walter Scott’s shooting death on Craig Road near Remount Road in North Charleston.
The event is being hosted by the North Hope Cooperative, a ministry formed by eight United Methodist churches in North Charleston. According to a press release, there will be a brief prayer at the shooting site followed by a silent walk to Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 1444 Remount Road. At 6 p.m., there will be a 30-minute prayer service on the church’s front lawn.
The Rev. Patricia Parrish, superintendent of the United Methodist Church’s Charleston District, gave the following statement:
“The circumstances surrounding the death of Walter Scott pierce our hearts. As the people of God called United Methodists in South Carolina we are engaged in racial reconciliation in unique ways, and united in Christ, we are in a position to model life together as we seek justice for Walter Scott and labor for a just society.”
The press release adds:
“The prayer walk and vigil will focus on praying for all parties involved in the tragedy, seeking healing for our broken community, and offering hope to our city. This community gathering point will include city residents and community members of all races and backgrounds praying for unity.”
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