(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) — The Rev. Eric S.C. Manning hopes to visit Texas church members because 'when trauma happens sometimes those who have gone through it are able to provide a little bit more of an encouragement.'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The note found in a suspect's car referenced revenge or retaliation for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church in 2015 and has since been sentenced to death.
(RNS) Anger and the lack of answers to troubling global trends of conservative nativism, social injustice, and widening economic disparity are more than enough to make me want to holler and throw up both my hands.
(RNS) The president of the Southern Baptist Convention invited the president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, to share the stage with him.
(RNS) Hypnotized by the lost cause of the Civil War, those under its spell could not awaken without the shock of wanton cruelty. The murders at Emanuel AME Church provided that shock
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.''
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Nikki Haley cast the events as "a story of action," beginning with the worshipers who welcomed and prayed with the suspect and ending with the legislative action to remove the flag the accused killer had embraced.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) Several Senators spoke of being moved and inspired by the Christian forgiveness displayed by relatives of the Emanuel 9 for the shooter, adding that removal of the flag was the proper way to honor them.
(RNS) Inevitably, after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, people are beginning to talk about arming congregants for self-defense. It is a sad image: 25 souls sitting around at Wednesday night prayer meeting, some packing heat in case the next church attacker should happen to be among them.
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.
Sometimes, God sits and weeps. This past week in Charleston was one of those times.
"We still believe that prayer changes things. Can I get a witness?" the Rev. Norvel Goff said. The congregated responded with a rousing "Yes."
Dylann Roof told the world he was motivated by race. Why do we have such a hard time accepting that?