Christians gather on top of Stone Mountain to pray for racial reconciliation

Source: WGCL

Thousands of Christians from hundreds of metro Atlanta churches gathered Saturday for an event called 'OneRace Stone Mountain.'

The event, held just days after the destruction of the "Silent Sam" Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina, had a different purpose -- to "de-politicize and bring restoration and healing at the largest Confederate Monument in the world."

Billy Humphrey, director of Atlanta's International House of Prayer and co-executive director of the OneRace movement, told CBS46 Saturday's event was about prayer and healing among Christians of different backgrounds and denominations.

“There’s a lot of people that want to bring division, but there’s another answer. It’s Jesus Christ," said Humphrey, "and he’s the one who brings us together in love around the cross and in unity.”

Tune in to CBS46 at 6 p.m. for detailed coverage of the event.

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