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Parents & Faith Leaders React To Ferguson Unrest: On Faith and What to Tell Our Children

Just below is a recording of a powerful and insightful conversation between faith leaders and parents, reflecting on some of the big lessons we have to take from the tragic killing of Michael Brown, and the wide-ranging injustices following the initial tragedy.

The conversation ultimately culminates in a series of concluding and powerful reflections in the last approximately 10 minutes or so.  Well worth listening to, especially with a small group, and followed by your own reflective discussion.

Our journey continues...

From HuffPost Live:

The decision by the grand jury in Ferguson to not indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown has left the community reeling. How are parents supposed to explain the injustice to their children? What can faith leaders tell their followers?

Originally aired on November 26, 2014


  • Michael Render (Detroit, MI) Killer Mike; Artist, Activist & Small Business Owner
  • Treasure Shields Redmond (East St. Louis, MO)Assistant Professor of English at Southwestern Illinois College; Brought Children to Ferguson Protests
  • Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou (Ferguson, MO) Pastor For Formation & Justice Church; Activist
  • Jim Wallis (Daytona Beach, FL) President & Founder, Sojourners
  • Chris Renteria (Ferguson, MO) Filmmaker; Dad