In this issue of A Public Witness, we virtually meet in St. Louis to hear from the Progressive National Baptist Convention as they advocate for an engaged faith on the ninth anniversary of Michael Brown's death in nearby Ferguson, Missouri.
Remembering Michael Brown on the five-year anniversary of his killing in Ferguson, Mo., would be incomplete without acknowledging the impact that this tragedy had on race relations within American evangelicalism.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — Emi Belciak teaches third grade in a tough part of suburban St. Louis, where she says her students are exposed to more violence than any child should be. Belciak wanted to do something to help — so she joined a choir.
The Ferguson Commission was created by executive order of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Nov. 18 to study the underlying issues raised by the Aug. 9 shooting death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown Jr., in a confrontation with white Ferguson police officer Darren
Local crises do not necessarily attract universal interest, even among people of faith. Ferguson seems to have done that. Responses among Baptists of differing stripes have not necessarily brought those Baptists together. But the responses have some similarities. And the groups appear
It has become increasingly clear that the unrest in Ferguson is more than a protest over the killing of a young black man. The community is displaying pent-up anger in a situation where a majority of residents claim to have little to say in the