Religious leaders to join for International Day of Friendship in wake of protests

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – As racial tensions continue to boil across the country, a new movement is planning to counter demonstrations in Nashville.

Mother-of-two Elois Outlaw told News 2 she has had several conversations with her children and grandchildren about the protests happening across the U.S. and in Nashville.

She told News 2 in this time of mounting tension, she is also seeing a lot of good.

“I am really encouraged because I have seen people that use to not even talk to each other about this issue, to talk now,” said Elois.

Wednesday, the Reverend Enoch Fuzz held a gathering at his congregation to discuss how to respond to the strain between police and communities.

“If good people do nothing, evil wins, but good people have to do good; don’t do evil,” said Reverend Fuzz.

Reverend Fuzz is joining many other leaders from various religions for an International Day of Friendship in response to other protests planned in Nashville and across the U.S.

The event, which will be held at the end of July, will be at the Church of Scientology.

Reverend Brian Fesler of the Church of Scientology spoke with News 2 about this coming together.

“It’s really important to us that people create intentional friendships. That they come together and try to meet people that they wouldn’t ordinary meet,” said Reverend Fesler.

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