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.)
Director of Build Us Better
Author and former leader of the White House’s Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Lisa Sharon Harper
Sen. Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners
Author of Interrupted: When Jesus wrecks your comfortable Christianity
Author of Tables in the Wilderness
President and CEO of World Relief
Author of Make No Mistake, God Is a God of Justice
Author and activist
Pastor and author
President of the National Association of Evangelicals
Author and National Coordinator for Urban Students at the North American Mission Board
Author and Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison for Calvin College
Jesse Carey is a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast and member of RELEVANT's executive board. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.