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‘No more of this’ should be church’s healing response

Sometime in November after this little column is posted the grand jury in St. Louis County will present its judgment of the Michael Brown shooting by Officer Darren Wilson. Unless King Solomon is the foreman of the jury it is hard to imagine that its’ decision will satisfy everyone. However, I think we might want to reflect on this moment of chaos and what it calls the church to be about.






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Illustration by Randy Hobson

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NCC stands in solidarity with those seeking justice in Ferguson

Nov 19, 2014

Just a short distance from where Michael Brown’s bloody body lay in the streets for hours after being gunned down on August 9, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) gathered Tuesday to stand in solidarity with those crying out for justice.

“We are in partnership with pastors and congregations who are preaching, seeking justice, and providing pastoral care in Ferguson’s churches in the midst of the current tensions,” the NCC said from inside Wellspring Church in Ferguson, Mo. “It is our hope that the city and its citizens, churches, law enforcement officials, justice-seekers, and media will all be shepherded by the teaching of Jesus to love God and to ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

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