"This is not just a church thing. It's a movement," said Pastor James Jamison of Hope Baptist Church for All Nations of the first Man Down 2008 Conference this week at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 3701 Princess Place Drive.
The idea for the conference was a way for the African American community to reclaim its young men from street violence and drug use.
With 300 men attending each nights services at 7 pm., its organizers are counting its success. "These are men who are coming from the streets, from halfway houses as well as churches," Pastor Jamison said. "They are men who believe that the time has come to elevate our African American young brothers."
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