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John Perkins on Ferguson, racism, repentance, and reconciliation

Categories: In the News,posts written by Arley

Nearly 3 weeks have passed since the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. In its wake, we have seen peaceful protesting, frighteningly misguided police work, looting and riots, hints of peace, more violence, false accusations, and (understandably) confusion across the nation. But throughout these tumultuous weeks, in the midst of shifting currents, we without a doubt witness this: a family mourning the loss of their young son, and most importantly the effects of what happens when we fail to regard each other as precious children of God.

Micheal Brown Sr. mourns the death of his son at his funeral on Monday.

Micheal Brown Sr. mourns the death of his son at his funeral on Monday.

This incident, and the many others like it, matter to us and the work we do, but we also believe it should matter to all who profess Christ as their Lord and Savior, and seek to follow him. John Perkins, civil rights activist and the founder of Christian Community Development Association, shared his thoughts on why this should matter to the church, and what we ought to do about it. We found it pretty compelling, and hope it resonates with you as well.