Christian Leaders React to Ferguson

The nation's pastors and Christian leaders react to the events in Ferguson last night.

BY JESSE CAREY CURRENT November 25, 2014

Last night, the nation watched as many in the town of Ferguson reacted with outrage and disappointment, when the local prosecutor announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

Throughout the evening, leaders in the Christian community joined millions across the nation, tweeting their own thoughts, prayers and messages of support to the community in turmoil, many using the hashtag #evangelicals4justice.

Here’s a look at how many of them have reacted to the events in Ferguson on the evening of Nov. 24, sending messages expressing grief, but also for hope and justice for the future. (Note, more tweets will be added throughout the afternoon.)

BJ Thompson
Director of Build Us Better

Joshua DuBois
Author and former leader of the White House’s Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Albert Mohler
President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Lisa Sharon Harper
Sen. Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners

Jen Hatmaker
Author of Interrupted: When Jesus wrecks your comfortable Christianity

Hip-hop artist

Preston Yancey
Author of Tables in the Wilderness

Steven Bauman
President and CEO of World Relief

Christena Cleveland
Author of Make No Mistake, God Is a God of Justice

Shane Claiborne
Author and activist

Eugene Cho
Pastor and author

Leith Anderson
President of the National Association of Evangelicals

DA Horton
Author and National Coordinator for Urban Students at the North American Mission Board

Austin Channing
Author and Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison for Calvin College


Jesse Carey is an editor at RELEVANT and a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.

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