Group holds vigil to bless MLK March in San Antonio

P.E.A.C.E. Initiative's goal is to promote peace and respect ahead of event

San Antonio – The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative held a vigil Sunday night to bless San Antonio's MLK March the night before the event.

According to the group's executive director, Patricia Castillo, this has been a tradition for the past 20 years.  She said the purpose of the event is to promote peace, respect, and nonviolence.

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Members of the P.E.A.C.E. initiative were joined by other organizations and members of the arts community for singing, a procession and a poetry reading.  Those who attended also assembled a peace puzzle.

"We want spirituality to be at the core of what's going to happen tomorrow," Castillo said.  "We want that spirit of peace to accompany this effort."

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