Hope for Peace in Ferguson

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 07:33 AM

By Dr. Alveda C. King

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I will be joining with peace-seekers in Ferguson, soon. Two of my cousins and many friends preceded me. We have all been in prayer for many days. My message for all has been consistent from the beginning: Know peace, know justice.

I know that justice is called for. My heart grieves with the families who have lost their children at this time. Many reports are flooding in from around the nation and land from families whose tragedies aren't on the news, yet they are weeping all the same.

A dear friend has lost a niece and her baby, who were killed and their bodies burned in a family dispute. How devastating.

Some people won't understand why I include the families of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, James Foley, LaKisha Wilson, Tonya Reaves, my friend's burned relatives, and all who are victims of human trafficking, war, poverty, and on and on and on in the same prayer.

This isn't a time for accusing people. This is a time for repenting, forgiving and seeking peace so that justice can prevail.

Please take a look and listen to a song my assistant Eugene brought to my attention, along with a scripture my publicist brought to me this week. "See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all. And may the God of peace keep us pure."

God bless you. You pray for me and I will surely pray for you. Peace and love. Grieving but believing.

#knowpeaceknowjustice

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
 

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