Rev. Charles Ewing left behind a community in turmoil to speak to the congregation at New Beginnings Church of God in Christ on University Avenue Sunday. He promised a message free of politics and urged peace among protesters.
“There is an unrest [in Ferguson], first of all. I’m really impressed with the protestors, but not the rioting or the looting or the destruction of property. I do not endorse that,” said Ewing.
After the shooting death of Brown in Ferguson, Ewing delivered the eulogy at his nephew’s funeral service.
“I believe that God had given me a message for such a time,” said Ewing of the eulogy.
Last week, after a grand jury issued a decision declining charges against the officer involved in the case, Ewing said he was among the family members calling for peaceful assembly.