(RNS) — Pistol-packing parishioners may seem like a way to guard against the church shootings that have become so commonplace recently. But there is a long history in Christianity of opposing such strategies.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) Pleading guilty to the state charges allows for Dylann Roof's transfer to death row and spares survivors and relatives of the victims a second round of courtroom testimony.
(Reuters) Prosecutors say Roof intended to continue his racially motivated violence at another black church about 20 miles from Emanuel AME Church, where he killed nine people.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) He told jurors he still felt the massacre was something he had to do and did not ask that his life be spared.
(Reuters) 'I am not sorry,' Roof wrote. 'I have not shed a tear for the innocent people I killed.'
CHARLESTON, S.C. (USA Today) The federal judge overseeing the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof ruled he can serve as his own attorney before a jury who will consider a sentence of life in prison or execution.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) An investigator testified that the lists included other African Methodist Episcopal churches, a predominantly black Baptist church and a black Catholic congregation.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) Dylann Roof, who is accused of holding white supremacist views, faces 33 federal counts after he opened fire during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Three week-end stories about mass murders help frame crisis issues. The first recalls the murders of nine blacks in and during church in Charleston, South Carolina, exactly one year ago by a white supremacist. (New York Times, June 16). The same...
(RNS) Trying to start a race war, a gunman killed nine black people at Mother Emanuel church. For some in Charleston, it was a test of faith.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June.
The 33-count indictment charges Roof, who authorities said opened nine people at a Bible study at the black church, with singling out victims for their race and to "interfere with their exercise of their religion.''
(RNS) Even before the current controversy, the flag and other public symbols of the Confederacy were never important to the typical Republican voter, poll data show.
A gun range owner says he trains church-goers so they can defend themselves from attacks such at the killings at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.
(RNS) How does one muster the courage, the conviction, the moral fiber to grant such a gift to someone who has already taken so much?