In Religious Services, Americans Mourn and Seek to Heal From Week of Violence

Religious services across the mourned the violence that occurred this week.

— -- In religious services around the country Sunday, Americans mourned and sought to heal after a week in which five law enforcement officers were killed in Dallas and two African American men died in fatal shootings by police in Minnesota and Louisiana.

In Minnesota, Pastor Eric Elikin addressed the mostly white members of the Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, a city about 15 miles from St. Paul. On Wednesday in suburban St. Paul, Castile was shot by officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop. Diamond Reynolds, Castile's girlfriend, who was in the car at the time of the shooting, streamed the direct aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live.

"The nation is wounded," Elikin said.

The Sunday services followed a fourth consecutive night of protests in cities around the country against police brutality. Although most protests have been peaceful, the demonstrations in Baton Rouge and St. Paul on Saturday night resulted in more than 200 arrests.