In this excerpt, gun violence survivor Felicia Sanders, who played dead with her little granddaughter as Dylann Roof shot and killed her son Tywanza, struggles with the lack of pastoral care from Emanuel AME Church’s leaders.
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The church is called to stand against the phenomenon of mass incarceration in the United States, says a pastor and author of “Rethinking Incarceration” in an interview.
The Rev. Sharon Risher became an advocate for gun safety after her mother was killed in the Emanuel AME Church massacre. Photo courtesy of Sharon Risher
A pastor whose mother and cousins were killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston speaks out for Everytown for Gun Safety, saying God gives us not only prayer but motivation and willingness to take action.
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The Revs. Zac Koons (center) and David Peters lead veterans in prayer at an Episcopal Veterans Fellowship healing service. Photos by Brian Diggs
Drawing on ancient religious practices and the latest research on “moral injury,” the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship is building a community of healing and reconciliation for military veterans.
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Claudia May: Reconciliation requires us to observe, practice and take seriously how Jesus lived on earth
Reconciliation doesn’t begin with us but with God and God’s longing to reconcile all of us to himself. And Jesus is the model for how reconciliation happens, a scholar says in this interview.
A year after the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church, the congregation is healing from its own unique and often overlooked loss. And the hand of God is moving still, says a pastor assigned to the church after the shooting.