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On Charleston: Responses from voices of faith

The deaths in Charleston, S.C. have prompted grief, anger, fear, the question of whether there is any sanctuary, even in a sanctuary, from a violence and hate that continues. Some of today’s voices:

Earlier today, President Barack Obama issued a statement on the Charleston shootings:

…At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.  It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of […]

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South Carolina Episcopal bishop responds to Charleston shooting

A message from the Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina:

The unimaginable tragedy at Emanuel AME Church calls for prayer, response, and self examination.

In our prayers, may we remember the victims, their families, the community of faith that is Emanuel, the wider communities of faith in the AME Church, and our society so prone to violence.

As paths of response, may we seek and develop avenues of racial conversation and reconciliation; may we refuse to […]

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