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Statement by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson on the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri
25 November 2014Posted by on
I bid you grace and peace from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Prince of Peace.
I write to ask that all members of our conference join in observing a time of prayer, as we reflect on the announcement made by the Grand Jury of whether or not Police Officer Darren Wilson should be prosecuted for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9.
Please pray with yearning in your hearts that justice, compassion, restraint and a vigilant commitment to non-violence and peace-making will prevail in our cities during this troubled time. May God be in our midst working the Spirit’s intention of unity, wholeness and justice for all.
Bishop Peggy A. Johnson
Philadelphia Episcopal Area
The United Methodist Church