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Mother Emanuel one year later

One year ago, nine people were killed in a Bible Study at Emanuel AME Zion Church in Charleston, SC. The citizens of the city and the members of the congregation are still coming to terms with the tragedy.

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Rebuild the Churches distributes $92,000 to each of six burned churches

After the killings at Emanuel African Methodist, and acts of arson against several historically black churches, a variety of faith-based organizations and individuals raised funds to help rebuild them. Muslim organizations were previously reported to have raised over $100,000, and several Christian groups have donated heavily.

The National Council of Churches is still soliciting funds, and the Rebuild the Churches Fund of Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral of St. Louis has announced an early distribution of $92,000 to each of the six burned churches […]

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Who are Emanuel AME Church Charleston SC?

They are the oldest AME congregation in the South. They are one of the oldest African American congregations south of Baltimore MD. The congregation was originally formed in 1816, for reasons much as it’s denominational affiliate, over discrimination by the white Christians, mostly Methodists, in Charleston.

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We have no room for hating

During a bond hearing for suspected shooter Dylann Storm Roof, the family members of victims spoke of the pain of their loss. But the reports stated that over and over, in spite of their deep sense of soulless tragedy, they expressed their forgiveness to Roof.

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