Racine Baha'i Residents Promote Peace, Hold Prayer Meetings After Shooting

February 4, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


On February 4, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "After a fatal shooting on the city's west side, a public hearing on handling crime and a boost in police protection, residents say the violence needs to stop. They are protecting themselves - in non-violent ways. Last week, Barry and Loralee Uhlenhake held a prayer meeting at their west side Racine home to promote unity and peace in the central city. They follow the Baha'i religion, which as one of the world's youngest religions promotes unity. They invited neighbors. They spread word of the prayer. A dozen people came. More meetings are planned... Informal prayer meetings are one example of west side neighborhoods banding together to combat crime through non-violence."