The peaceful conclusion happened the day after Second United Methodist Church hosted a Friday-night service for about 100 people who came to pray for peace. The protest concluded peacefully after students at the UTK Wesley Foundation had prayed and offered a place of safety and comfort for the community.
“I realize people in the Body of Christ feel called to respond in different ways, but I feel called to offer pastoral support and a place of refuge,” said the Rev. Tim Kobler, Wesley Foundation director.
“If it gets to be too much or if anybody is injured or scared, we’ve got a space here for people to come and decompress, talk, pray, have a cold cup of water, whatever," Kobler said on Saturday morning.Read More