Mike Kinman, the dean of the Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, has read the Department of Justice report on the Ferguson Police Department.
As I spent time today reading the report of the Department of Justice on the Ferguson Police Department, it was clear to me that it is not just an indictment of one city, but of a nation broken by deep divisions of race, class and privilege. It is the story of one city but reflects the voices that are heard in cities throughout our nation.
It is, in fact, a record of the lament of people of color in this country who have been crying out for decades and even generations.
It is, in fact, a Great Litany of sin. A Great Litany of lament.
So that is what I have done with it. I have turned it into a Great Litany.
It is long and arduous … just as the report is. There are 89 different laments based on the sin revealed in the report….
Read Kinman’s post in full.
Posted by John B. Chilton
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