Former County Board Supervisor Ken Lumpkin was elected president of the Racine Interfaith Coalition on Dec. 11.
Lumpkin and RIC are working on an aggressive program called "Violence No More," which they'll roll out this summer.
The faith-based action is meant to answer Racine Police Chief Kurt Wahlen's call for churches to take a leadership role in curbing violence in Racine."Early this year the Racine community was asked by the police chief, 'Where is the faith based community?'" Lumpkin said. "RIC is stepping up to plate with it's diverse church membership in an attempt to make a difference."
The city granted RIC $12,600 to start the "Violence No More" project.