Police Chaplaincy

The Baltimore City Police Department has been reaching out to the faith based communities and is revamping their chaplaincy program. 

LTC Melvin Russell is in charge of the program.  He himself is also a minister.  He wants the churches to be involved in solving issues in the City.  He has proposed a forty-day corporate fast, but the dates which he proposed are in conflict with the traditions and practices of both the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church.  Of course, this was not intentional.  Often Protestants, especially fundamentals, do not understand the liturgical life and practices of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.

A major issue that was raised was the trauma that police officers face.  Most of us have no idea.  We forget that they also are human and have feelings.  There are bad police officers, of course, and we try to get rid of them.  But most police officers are trying to do a honest job.

 

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