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A National Tragedy

November 25, 2014

What happened in Ferguson is symptomatic of larger stresses that all of our communities face.

The shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, has reverberated far beyond that small community because it raises issues of justice and respect for the inherent dignity of every human being.

We take comfort in knowing that people of any race who are prepared to recognize the common woe of all injustice, the fragility of all life, and the need to reach out loving hands to all who suffer, can eventually change the world.

As we react to the decision of the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson, may we remember these eternal truths and stand in solidarity with the people in Ferguson and across this country who seek to dissolve the boundaries that divide our hearts.

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