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The Rev. Starsky Wilson, center, wearing stole, links arms with scholar and activist Cornel West as they participate in a direct action at the Thomas Eagleton Federal Court Building in downtown St. Louis on Aug. 10, 2015. Photo by Wiley Price/The St. Louis American

Starsky Wilson: Find your Ferguson

Part of the difficult witness for the privileged within the church is to renounce a bit of that privilege and work on behalf of the marginalized, says the co-chair of the Ferguson Commission.

A group prays together in Ferguson, MO

People pray Aug. 15, 2014, at the site of a convenience store destroyed after Ferguson police released the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown.
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Leah Gunning Francis: Leadership lessons at the intersection of faith and justice in Ferguson

There was no single leader in Ferguson, Missouri, writes a seminary professor, activist and author of the book “Ferguson and Faith.” Instead, there were many leaders, who inspire hope for the future.

Women grocery shopping

A young mother vows to make choices -- such as shopping in a different grocery store or taking her son to a less convenient playgroup -- that might allow her to develop relationships across racial lines.

Allison Backous Troy: What does the ministry of reconciliation look like in my own life?

A writer considers biases that shape her as a white person in America and how she can reach out to her African-American neighbors as a means of racial healing.