Reverend George Cummings

Can we end the cycle of violence in Oakland?

Mar 20, 2013

Audio available after 5pm.

Oftentimes, spiritual leaders are the ones we turn to, to help solve problems in our communities. One of those leaders is Reverend George Cummings of the Imani Community Church in Oakland. For years, he has been working in the local community to cut back the violence.  Recently, neighborhood advocates like Cummings have teamed up with the Oakland police to implement a violence prevention program called Ceasefire.  Reverend Cummings talked to KALW’s Holly Kernan about how it works.