Bridgeport, Conn., Jul 9, 2016 / 13:18 pm
In the wake of violence across the nation this week, the Knights of Columbus have issued a campaign encouraging people to join them in praying for peace.
"The violent episodes of the past week have shocked the conscience of our country," said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.
On July 7, five Dallas police officers were killed in what authorities called a "sniper ambush" at the end of a peaceful protest against police shootings of African Americans earlier in the week.
Two days earlier, Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was shot and killed after an encounter with police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.