Kenyan bishop brings message of peace to Ferguson


FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Demonstrations outside the Ferguson Police Department continued Monday night.  A group of about 100 people chanted and gathered around the sound of a drum.

“Show me what democracy looks like.  This is what democracy looks like,” shouted some of the chanters.

Some carried signs that read, “Indict now.”

They continue to call for charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Just down the street, a bishop from Kenya was walking the streets with his shofar.  John Bulinda hoped to spread a message of peace and plans on staying in Ferguson for a number of weeks.

A nearby church hosted its weekly men’s club meeting Monday night.  The Family of Faith Missionary Baptist Church has a sign outside encouraging anyone to stop in and pray for peace.

“We do have a lot of people in our community who are lost and need that help,” said church member Derrick Wade.   “If we get one, we can put that one to the side and they can join us and then we can go reach out and touch another one.”

Deacon Otis Gillon said his group hoped to set a good example by meeting as men.

“Now days you don’t have any men at home,” said Gillon.   “Mothers are trying to do things by their self.”​


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