The Mayor’s Ceasefire Sabbath, which is held each Spring, is an annual event to call upon Milwaukee’s clergy and faith-based leaders to promote a common message of peace and non-violence during their weekend services.
Public safety is Mayor Barrett's top priority and his Ceasefire Sabbath is an important part of his efforts to galvanize the community to fight crime, reduce violence and make every neighborhood safer. City leaders cannot do this alone, which is why, each year, Mayor Barrett calls upon community members in the City’s churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship to send a clear message to the Milwaukee community that violence is not acceptable in any neighborhood throughout the city.
Mayor Barrett, Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn, District Attorney Chisholm and other City leaders ask pastors, deacons, rabbis, imams and other religious leaders to demand change, and ask their parishioners take to the streets and talk about these important issues with their children, family members and friends.
Everyone who cares about decreasing crime in this City has a role to play. A full-on community effort, in cooperation with the police department, is essential to the success of our common goal to strengthen our community, reduce crime and promote peace throughout the entire City of Milwaukee.