CHICAGO - The Rev. Corey Brooks says all of Chicago is to blame for the gun violence gripping the city and everyone must work together to fix it.
The Chicago pastor has been walking across the country to raise $15 million to build a community center in a vacant lot across the street from his church.
He was welcomed back to Chicago Sunday during a rally attended by about 300 people, including Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. His walk will end in Los Angeles.
So far, Brooks has raised about $600,000. He says the center will address the economic, social and spiritual ills facing today's youth.
The pastor started advocating for the center over the winter. He camped out for 94 days on the roof an abandoned motel where drug activity was rampant.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Cleveland-area churches gear up to help relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma and they're looking for the community to help.
Leaders of an Oklahoma megachurch, with multiple campuses in the Oklahoma City area, say dozens of families who are members have lost their homes to Monday's massive tornado.
Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.