A public meeting Thursday night in East St. Louis will focus on jobs, education and criminal justice.
According to Pastor Kendall Granger of the New Life Community Church in East St. Louis, the meeting Fire of Faith "is about action."
The meeting is sponsored by the United Congregations of Metro-East and Gamaliel of Illinois, which is a network of grassroots, interfaith, interracial and multi-issue organizations working together to create a more just and more democratic society.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the New Life Community Church, 1919 State St., East St. Louis. Doors open at 6 p.m.