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NBCI Speaks Out Against Violence in our Churches

National Black Church Initiative President, Rev. Anthony Evans speaks out against church violence and the need for increased security and vigilance on church grounds.

The National Black Church Initiative Plan to Stop Crime In Our Black Communities
These proposals by NBCI will illustrate to those who believe, that there is an answer to crime in our Black communities, so-called "Black on Black crime". This is a bold scientifically based, crime data generated proposal. This is the type of out of the box, cutting edge solution that the Black Church will offer to stubborn problems that continue to stain the souls of their communities.
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It will require all responsible civic and legal organizations to do their jobs to reduce crime in our Black communities. So-called "Black on Black crime" is not a trait nor is it characteristic of African American people, but it is a symptom of a greater psycho-socioeconomic racial cloud that hovers on the general society which is driven by poverty and institutional racism.

Is it fair to say that "Black on Black crime" exists when there are other factors that drives this scenario? This proposal will not generate into a philosophical argument on the definition of so-called "Black on Black crime". Those of us who are educated, understand that this is a multidimensional problem that society needs an answer for. The Black Church has come up with an answer and 16 Action Steps that constitute a solution.
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Alert Colour System chart We have developed this system to alert churches and faith based communities of the danger to the church and its members so they can protect themselves and work with law enforcement.

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 along with additional 116,000 black churches comprised of 15 denominations and 25.7 million African American Christians have raised the alert level to purple. This is the highest alert level that has been designed by the National Black Church Initiative to alert its churches, members and others that an imminent another attack on the church is possible. NBCI will keep the alert level raised to purple for the next 30 days and gradually lower the alert level depending on terrorist activities around the world. We continue to work with law enforcement around the country.

NBCI is asking all of its church to follow the changing alert color system through social media. Please like NBCI on your facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. accounts.

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April 24, 2019
For Immediate Release

National Black Church Initiative Raises the Alert Level to Purple-- In Light of the Bombings in Sri Lanka, Christchurch, New Zealand and the Synagogue in Pittsburgh
Church Members Are Under Attack!

Washington, DC The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 along with additional 116,000 black churches comprised of 15 denominations and 25.7 million African American Christians have raised the alert level to purple. This is the highest alert level that has been designed by the National Black Church Initiative to alert its churches, members and others that an imminent another attack on the church is possible. NBCI will keep the alert level raised to purple for the next 30 days and gradually lower the alert level depending on terrorist activities around the world. We continue to work with law enforcement around the country.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, " The attack in Sri Lanka was not only horrific and should be taken as a sign by all religious people that evil is real. However, the terrorists will begin to test our faith in Christ Jesus, and our religious commitment as Christians. We are calling for prayer and vigilance against this evil and devilish enemy. This is shameful that the Church is in this position. But the Church must not stand still but take action to protect themselves."

The Sri Lanka and Christchurch incidents-where over 420 people of faith died underscores that religious people are now the target of extreme religious elements across the world. The raising of the alert level to purple highlights that our members, as well as all religious leaders, must be vigilant and take extraordinary care to take the safety of the congregations when they gather for service.