Six years ago today, an unarmed young black man named Michael Brown was shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown’s body was left for hours, in the middle of the street where he died, as horrified onlookers gathered around. The next several days and nights saw both peaceful protests and riots – and, eventually, a militarized police response. So much has changed in the past six years – and yet, so little has changed. But it does seem that, though long overdue, America is now in the midst of a racial reckoning. How far have we come? How much further have we yet to go, to reach the beloved community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and so many others?
Worship Associate: Lisa Prantl.