The heinous attack in a Charleston, South Carolina church last night wounds us all. At a time of intense and conflicting conversations about race, bigotry and the aspiration toward equity and inclusion, a gunman’s attack on a prayer meeting is a brutal reminder that the legacies of racist violence can still be activated to terrorize African-American communities.
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were murdered in the Charleston church last night, and all those who are wounded this morning.
I received this message from Pastor Moses Harvill today:
Please join the Cross Street Church on Tuesday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a Community Prayer vigil in wake of the tragedy in South Carolina. Please encourage congregations, civic leaders, government officials, Law Enforcement Officers, and families to attend. This event is open to the public.