Faith Leaders Urge Embrace of Police Reform and Nonviolence in Ferguson

michael-brown-funeral-NEWS-smReligious leaders from across the nation were among those attending this week’s funeral services for Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Several faith groups have been gathering signatures for petitions advocating full accountability in the Brown case and systemic changes to police procedures nationwide. Clergy have also been urging more training in nonviolence for those who want to protest.