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Professor killed in Mississippi shooting a parishioner at Calvary Episcopal in Cleveland

The Episcopal Church in Mississippi posted the following confirmation on Facebook at 1:32 p.m. on September 14:

Dear Friends,

It has been confirmed that the professor killed in the shooting at Delta State University is Dr. Ethan Schmidt, a parishioner at Calvary Church in Cleveland. Please keep Calvary’s rector, The Rev. Sylvia Czarnetzky, the congregation, the community and Dr. Schmidt’s family in your prayers.

We will share more information as it becomes available.

The suspected shooter, Shannon Lamb, also an instructor at Delta State, […]

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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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Nine fatalities reported in shooting at Charleston, S.C. church

1:18 a.m. ET: BREAKING: The New York Times has reported nine fatalities in the S.C. shooting:

Officials did not release information about possible victims. Chief Greg Mullen said the police believed it was a hate crime.

The gunman has not been arrested yet.

1:10 a.m. ET.: This evening at 9 p.m., an as-yet-unidentified or apprehended man opened fire at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in […]

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