Night of Reflection held in Ferguson on second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Marking the two year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr., the Center for Social Empowerment hosted a Night of Reflection at the Wellspring Church in Ferguson.

"This is something that has torn our community apart and I really want to be a part of the healing however I can" said Ashley Thompson.  "Whenever there’s more notice and attention brought to these things hopefully we can come together as a community and find some type of solution that works for everyone ".

Through song and silent reflection, the service offered people of all faiths to unite as one.

"As we reflect, I realize that as people of faith- no matter what your theology is- we are better together" said Rev. Dr. Cassandra Gould.  "We have never been the same, and many of us will never be the same and in fact, I would suggest that the world has never been the same" she said.

The Center of Social Empowerment will host a workshop on Thursday, August 11 focused on pursuing racial justice through conversation and relationship.