Houses of worship around the world, a place of reflection and peace, have been targeted regularly by extremists.
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) '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) - Accused white supremacist Dylann Roof is mentally competent to stand trial for the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year, a federal judge rules.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) The final phase of jury selection begins in the U.S. death penalty trial for a white man charged with federal hate crimes after the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a historic South Carolina church last year.
(RNS) The sudden departure of the Rev. Betty Deas Clark marks another jolt for the historic black church where a gunman allegedly killed the pastor and eight congregants a year ago.
Inspired by a series of hate crimes and the current election season, white supremacists have grown angrier and more energetic in 2016, according to experts.
What is a 'hate crime'? What is 'obstruction of religion'? How are they different from 'terrorism'?
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.
(RNS) A $1 million donation to faith-based and other civil rights groups from a lender who has made a fortune on low-income people of color should be treated with suspicion.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Jennifer Pinckney survived the Charleston massacre that took her husband’s life and the lives of eight others. “I want him to smile down on us. I want him to be proud," she said at a Duke University event.
It could take three days of votes before it's decided whether the lawmakers will heed the governor's call to remove the flag from Statehouse grounds.
Fires at several predominantly black churches in Southern states the past two weeks — at least three attributed to arson — raise concerns about potential fallout from the recent South Carolina church shooting.
Pastors who uphold this longstanding study night in their churches will be looking squarely at last week's tragedy through the lens of the Good Book.