• Ferguson reaction: ‘how far we have to go’

    November 25 2014 by Art Toalston & Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 3 comments

    Philadelphia pastor K. Marshall Williams, in the hours prior to the grand jury report declining to indict a white police officer in the shooting death, said that a Christian view directs his outlook and advocacy. The entire tragedy in Ferguson, Mo. underscored the significance of Williams’ statement to Baptist Press.

  • After teen’s death, Baptists pray & serve

    August 15 2014 by Ben Hawkins, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    After teen’s death, Baptists pray & serve

    The shooting of Michael Brown by an unnamed Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9 garnered national attention after the teenager’s death incited peaceful protests as well as several nights of upheaval in this St. Louis-area town. Missouri Baptists gathered for prayer Aug. 13 before a fifth night of turbulent protests.