Some time before January, a Grand Jury will decide if any charges will be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for his shooting of Michael Brown. There is fear and concern over what will then happen.
Christ Church Cathedral responded to the fear last week by announcing a 24-hour vigil once news about the grand jury investigation gets released.
The church’s leaders say they’re opening up the church for group and silent prayer, singing, reading and counseling as a non-violent alternative for any experiencing what the church calls “deep brokenness” after Brown’s death. People of any faith or background can stay the entire 24 hours or pop in and out for a few minutes at a time.
“We know this decision will be a crisis point for our region,” says the cathedral’s dean Mike Kinman. “Even the anticipation of it has put St. Louis in a place of fear, anxiety and high reactivity.”