Senate hearings prompt Atlanta church service for sex assault victims

A worship service for people affected by sexual assault will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church on Thursday.

The Service of Lament and Remembrance is a response to last week's U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, the church said in a release. The Sept. 27 hearings involved Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her.

Credit: Chip Somodevilla

Credit: Chip Somodevilla

The service will offer "a shared space for those who have been particularly affected in a personal way by the events of the last week in Washington," All Saints' rector Dr. Simon Mainwaring said in a statement.

All are welcome at the service regardless of belief. The church's associate rector, Rev. Kim Jackson, is working with clergy at a co-sponsor of the service — St. Luke's Episcopal Church — to provide ongoing support to victims of sexual abuse and violence.

All Saints' Episcopal Church is located at 634 W. Peachtree St. NW.

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