Religious groups come together to promote health, unity

Published: Sep. 23, 2016 at 6:37 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2016 at 10:00 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Pastor Renee Brown knows these are trying times.

"With all of the things that are going on in the world and in our country it's important for us to stand united," Brown said.

That's why his church, Living Faith Christian Ministries, Muslim Americans for Compassion and Congregation Adath Jeshurun Louisville are teaming with the Louisville Urban League for an interfaith community health fair Sunday, September 25 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.

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"It's bringing those three entities together, to create one community one Louisville," Brown said.

Brown noted while the purpose of the event itself is critical, promoting better health and access to care in West Louisville, the partnership between the various faiths carry's an equally important message: coming together at a time of great strife and cultural turmoil in America.

"We aren't pockets of people we are one country," Brown said. "It's not a black problem, it's not a Jewish problem, it's an American problem."

Brown said this is the interfaith groups first time together, they do plan to do other events.

"We want people to know we care," Brown said. "And we want to do something about it."

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