first_img “We saw it on May 25, 2020, with the knee of  police officer on the neck of a black man,” Higgins said. “But we saw more on the ground than George Floyd that day. Such actions,” he said, “are an everyday occurrence.”Higgins said that image of George Floyd should not be forgotten.However, Higgins said America has lost its compassion.“But America, I’ve seen your soul,” he said. “So, I know we can do better. I want America to love again.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Book Nook to reopen Print Article Unity Prayer breakfast calls community to seek understanding and ‘to love each other’ The time is now for America to do the right thing, Higgins said. And the right thing is to “Love one another; love your neighbor as you love yourself.”“There is pain all around us that causes us to be more aware of others,” the Rev. Curry said.“I don’t want to ever see again what happened to George Floyd,” Curry said.To make sure that things like that don’t happen again, Curry said we need to pray all the time. “Even on our best day,” she said. “We need to pray now more than ever. We must trust in God to help us through.”Curry said no matter the skin color, we are all God’s people.“We don’t want to be paralyzed by the past. We are not defined by the past because of the gift of Jesus,” she said. “We have more in common than we are different. Our world should be governed by love, not hate.”Now is the time, Curry said, to draw together as a people and as a nation.“The time is now to be one community so that we can leave the world a better place for our children,’ she said.Hawkins said through unity this nation can see great positive change.”“Love thy neighbor is at the core of our culture and love makes a difference,” he said.And, that difference will make the world a better place today and for generations to come.The Unity Prayer Breakfast closed with “Table Talk” which offered those in attendance opportunities to discuss the racial issues of today and what the state of racism will be in 50 years. The attendees were asked to recommend three follow-up actions to impact Troy University and the Troy community at large.Tonya Terry, WSFA news anchor and Troy native, took time off to attend the Unity Prayer Breakfast,She said the City of Troy and Troy University have continually made progress in race relations so that there is mutual respect among the people and the desire to work together to being a stronger university and a stronger community. “And, to love one another.” Published 5:53 pm Thursday, June 25, 2020 Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Experts: More than 20M in U.S. infected: Alabama sets new one-day record The state of Alabama added more than 1,120 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, setting a one-day record for most… read more By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Following the welcome by Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr, Shelia Jackson opened the Troy University Unity Prayer Breakfast on Thursday with the song, “What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love.”Jackson’s selection could not have been more appropriate. Love was the byword for the unity prayer breakfast at the university’s Trojan Center Ballrooms.Troy University First Lady Janice Hawkins encouraged the large gathering of university and community attendees  to “love each other.” Chancellor Hawkins reminded those in attendance that “love thy neighbor is at the core of our culture.”  Latest Stories Sponsored Content Next UpLamar Higgins, vice president pro tempore, Troy University Board of Trustees, encouraged his audience to “love one another, love thy neighbor.”When and where there is discord, the Rev. Dr. Glenda S. Curry, Bishop Elect, Episcopal Diocese of Alabama said “only love can bring light.”Even though, the solution for a troubled America could be, should be, something as simple as loving one another, Higgins said “America has a problem.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Likelast_img

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