With Grand Jury Decision Imminent, Clergy In Ferguson Step Up As Peacekeepers

As Ferguson braces for the grand jury’s decision in the case of police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Mike Brown last August, clergy are preparing for what is likely to be a non-indictment — and for the civil unrest that could follow.

Take Rabbi Susan Talve, who founded Central Reform Congregation 30 years ago, and has dedicated her life to community organizing. Talve is part of a larger coalition of clergy and lay people, the Don’t Shoot Coalition, fighting for change and justice in St. Louis.