With saddened and outraged hearts, we join the nation in mourning the denial of justice for Michael Brown. The grand jury's failure to acknowledge the abuse of power that took an innocent life is a serious affront to our values, to justice and to our democracy.
As people of faith, we have a moral obligation to stand up for a society that values and protects the inherent human dignity in ALL of us. We pray for strength drawn from our indignation so we might stand up and organize in our workplaces for a fair economy, in our neighborhoods to build a just democracy, and in our communities to build a society that values all of God’s people.
Earlier, the Workers Center for Racial Justice in Chicago joined the Black Youth Project at a rally in City Hall reminding Government officials that black lives matter.
Today, we must take action and lift up this crucial struggle for justice.
Here are three things you can do:
- If you feel called, share your support on social media.
- The tragedy in Ferguson exposed the evil that rampant inequality inflicts on our communities: poverty, segregation, poor education, police brutality. On Black Friday, people of faith and worker advocates are targeting the poster-child of inequality: Walmart. Many advocates plan to take a moment of silence for Michael Brown before or during their actions or vigils on Black Friday. Learn more about taking action to address rampant inequality in America.