Reverend Jim Holley, Ph.D. lead a PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY at
NOON with urban and suburban ministers who will host A NIGHT OF HEALING
The press conference will be held at Historic Little Rock Baptist Church, 9000
Woodward Avenue in Detroit.
A NIGHT OF HEALING will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Historic
Little Rock Baptist Church, 9000 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the family of Steve Utash — the motorist who was
beaten by an angry mob as he tried to help a child after an accident with his truck last
week — have confirmed that they will participate in this event.
“A multiracial coalition of suburban and urban pastors is coming together to pray for
peace and healing for Mr. Utash and the entire Metro Detroit community,” says
Reverend Holley. “We need to send a crystal clear statement to the world that the
violent actions of a few individuals will not cast a cloud of negativity over our city. We
are inviting everyone to participate to show support that this is a region of hope, peace
The coalition of Catholic, Jewish, Protestant and Baptist religious leaders will make a
strong appeal to the community to maintain a spirit of peace and calm as the summer
Mayor Mike Duggan and the Family of Steve Utash Will Be There
Retired nurse Deborah Hughes, who courageously helped severely wounded Steve
Utash after the beating, will also participate in the Night of Healing.
For more information, please call Elizabeth Atkins at 313-492-5718.
MULTIRACIAL COALITION OF MINISTERS LEADS “A NIGHT OF HEALING” IN WAKE OF BEATING IN DETROIT was originally published on wchbnewsdetroit.com