CHARLESTON, S.C. (RNS) — Invoking God and Christian love, presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker railed against gun violence and racism on Wednesday (Aug. 7) at the site of a 2015 church shooting.
(RNS) — Jennifer Pinckney, whose husband, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was killed in the attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, reflects on her life four years later. She says that listening to his sermons 'ministered to me through some tough moments in my life.'
(RNS) — 'Our communities must go to their houses of worship every week knowing that they are a target, and the FBI won't even give us the time to hear our concerns,' said Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates.
(RNS) — The leaders of two congregations that have suffered violence incited by hate, we recognize the president's 'emergency' isn’t about an invasion, but the language of governmental overreach.
(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.
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 ...
(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.
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