Forgiveness is not ours

Listen to this conversation among religious leaders who talk about what forgiveness should look like in Charleston, S.C., where two weeks ago a young white man, espousing white supremacist ideology, shot and killed nine people studying their Bible at Emanuel AME Church. I appreciated everyone’s contribution to this conversation, but I am drawn to the …

In light of the Charleston church shooting:

  As we grieve the loss at Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel AME Church,  a new report out from Violence Policy Center retires the Blood-Gargling NRA’s® canard that the only thing to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Instead, the report says guns are rarely used for self …

It’s terrorism

Call it what you will, but the shooting at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was an act of terrorism. A shooter — Dylann Roof, 21, of South Carolina — has been taken into custody. The shooter shot the pastor and eight members of the Mother Emanuel AME Church during Wednesday night’s …