Kingdom Embassy International

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Kingdom Embassy International is a "a St. Louis-area church" founded by Cori Bush in 2011. The church does not appear to have a physical location, but has been referenced many times in various articles related to Pastor Cori Bush.

Background

Kingdom Embassy International was "closed during a search for a new location" in August 2014, when Michael Brown, 18, was killed by a police officer who was later cleared of wrong doing. The tragic event was used as a cause célèbre for communist and socialist activists around the world, who continue to use the tragedy to create a narrative about institutional racism and foster anti-police sentiment.

“Mike Brown happened, and then ministry started right there on the streets,” Cori Bush was quoted as saying at the Toledo Blade in January 2016. “That became my ministry.”[1]

Rally in December 2015

An article describing a protest in December 2015 "one year after a grand jury decided not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr." quoted Cori Bush:

"One year later we fought, we fought, and we fought! This night we stood up under this season greetings sign and we were tear gassed and hurt. And we are still being oppressed today of all days we are not only thinking about Mike Brown, we’re thinking about what’s going on in Chicago. We’re thinking about that young man that was shot 16 times. We’re also thinking about those five protestors that were just shot in Minneapolis. All of this at the exact same time we should be at least celebrating some type of victory but we are actually going the opposite direction," said Pastor Cori Bush of Kingdom Embassy International Church.[2]

Gun Control

Pastor Cori Bush was a speaker at the "Faces Not Forgotten" exhibit in August 2014, which "remembers young victims of gun violence." The article describes "Pastor Cori Bush, of the nondenominational Kingdom Embassy International church in St. Louis, [who] has been active in Ferguson, counseling and marching."[3]

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