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National Faith & Blue Weekend 

READING: The Reading Police Department, in partnership with the Police Chaplains, invite the City of Reading community to participate in National Faith & Blue weekend, with a special event at City Park on Saturday, October 9 from 1 to 4 pm.

This event will include food, music, and activities for all ages. The outdoor gathering is part of a national program launched to facilitate safer, stronger, more just and unified communities by directly enabling local partnerships among law enforcement professionals, residents, businesses and community groups through the connections of local faith-based organizations. The City of Reading’s City Park Faith & Blue event is one of thousands of activities happening across the country.

At the heart of this initiative is the reinforcement of connections between law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve through the reach of houses of worship. There is no resource that can match the depth of the faith community in facilitating productive engagement with law enforcement, which is needed now more than ever. These connections are built through activities that are held in neighborhoods of every kind across the United States, jointly hosted by houses of worship and local law enforcement entities.

When law enforcement professionals and community members relate as people with shared values, hopes, and aspirations, we can work together around our many commonalities instead of being divided by our differences. Join us on October 9, 2022 at City Park as we celebrate #FaithandBlue in The City of Reading.

For more information about National Faith & Blue Weekend visit and follow events across the country using #FaithAndBlue