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Victims’ Confront Suspect – And Forgive Him

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“We are the family that love built.”

This is Christianity. The victims of the Charleston church shooter stood in a courtroom on Friday and addressed the killer of their loved ones. They told him he had hurt them, and that they forgave him. More from The Wall Street Journal here: Victims Grieve and Forgive Killer. After the jump, nuns pray at the Emanuel A.M.E Church.

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6.18
Misc: A Long History of Attacks on Black Churches

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A white gunman has opened fire at a black African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina killing nine. We mourn the dead and join with our fellow citizens in calling for an end to racism, the culture of death, and gun violence. More from The Atlantic here: A Long History of Attacks on Black Places of Worship.  Prayers for sins of violence here.

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