FERGUSON, Mo. — Beneath the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Mo., are deep-rooted societal conflicts that are boiling over, say local leaders, and the Church has an opportunity to be at the forefront of reconciliation.
“This has been a long time in the making, especially the St. Louis area,” said professor Norm White, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at St. Louis University.
White spoke with CNA on the recent violence in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, leading up to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, in August.
Wilson shot Brown multiple times following a confrontation with...READ MORE