(RNS) — 'The churches themselves are as segregated as ever,' Jennifer Berry Hawes says of Charleston, S.C. 'What has changed is that there are efforts to bridge divides between the people in those churches.'
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The survivors and family members of victims spoke of forgiveness — though some are at different stages than others — and answered questions about securing houses of worship.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Tonight we will cry out to God together from this unique place, that God will give America a ‘Love One Another Movement’ that will change the course of this nation,' said National Day of Prayer Task Force President Ronnie Floyd.
(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) Two South Carolina shootings that rocked the country last year and raised questions about race in America are now headed for trial.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) Dylann Roof faces 33 counts of hate crimes, obstruction of religion and firearms charges in the shooting deaths of nine parishioners during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
(Reuters) The white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in South Carolina a year ago said he would like to waive ...
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) The consultation comes at the end of a year when there have been an unusual number of religious gatherings focused on improving race relations.
(RNS) The new verses that the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette pens are tools for moving people beyond the paralysis they may feel when they hear the latest bad news.
(RNS) Black church leaders debate: to arm, or not to arm?
(Reuters) "This is going to put a lot of concern to every black church when guys have to worry about getting shot in the church," said Tamika Brown while waiting for a prayer vigil at church near the shooting site.