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Between Two Flags

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

The horrific massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston set off a battle of banners, making us all feel as if the Civil War had not ended 150 years ago.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Families of Charleston Victims 'Sick And Tired' Of Waiting For Congress To Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family members of the nine people killed in last month's shooting in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, traveled to ...

Charleston Is Testing the Soul of America

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Jim Wallis

It remains to be seen if this racial atrocity will awaken the soul of white America and create a multiracial commitment against the lingering sins of systemic racism. Will the continuing racial injustice in America now be more forthrightly addressed -- by all of us? That will be the moral test of white America's soul.

Debating Forgiveness In The Face Of Hate

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion

Just a few days after the brutal shooting in Charleston, the victims' family members offered words of forgiveness to alleged shooter Dylann Roof. Othe...

Everything We Need to Know About Peace Is in Charleston, S.C.

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

The congregants and their Charleston neighbors have shown us a stronger power to change hearts and minds. And they are not alone.

Thank You Mother Emanuel

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Killing people in cold blood in a sacred space, trespassing on holy ground, I don't fully understand it, nor do I fully understand the faith of those still standing at Mother Emanuel's, after the horrors they've faced there.

After Charleston

Tom F. Driver | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Tom F. Driver

The most amazing thing has been the public reaction of the victims' families, who have, as they say, refused to let the mass murders push them into hatred. Instead of calling for revenge, or even "justice," they offered forgiveness. It is the strongest affirmation of nonviolence I have ever heard.

Other Nations Change Gun Laws After Massacres. Why Not America?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

Every week The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving world headlines. This time, we speak with Harvard professor Dr. David Hemenwa...

The Doors of the Church are Open

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Otis Moss III

In honor of those nine souls and of the countless others who preceded them, we will continue to exist, to protest, to remain open, to stand, and to pray. The doors of the church are open.

WSJ Claims Institutionalized Racism 'No Longer Exists'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Media

The world was not waiting for The Wall Street Journal to weigh in on the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre. Yet in a steaming hot pile of take post...

Martin O'Malley Is 'Pissed'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley didn't mince words in the wake of the massacre of nine people at a historic black church in Charlest...

Here's How Charleston Is Proving It Won't Be Defined By Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Good News Editors | Posted 06.22.2015 | Good News

After a white gunman opened fire at a historic black church and killed nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday, the city came together...

Igor Bobic

Rick Santorum: Charleston Shooting 'Clearly' Motivated By Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) didn't equivocate Friday when asked about the nature of an attack by a white gunman on a hist...

Ryan J. Reilly

This Racist Terrorist Did Far More Damage Than Dylann Roof. Now He Watches Over South Carolina's Statehouse.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

Benjamin Ryan "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman was a popular politician, a campaign finance reformer, a wealthy landowner, a successful farmer, one of the foun...

White Male Terror: Where Is the 'War'?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Why does our society automatically assume white male domestic terrorists must simply be mentally ill instead of hateful racists -- as commentators are suggesting in the coverage - brushing murders off as if the guy just couldn't help it?

How To Help Charleston After Church Shooting

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact

As the Charleston, South Carolina, community grieves the loss of the nine victims who were shot and killed during a bible study class at the Emanuel A...

Charleston Shooting Vigil Ends With Moving Civil Rights Anthem 'We Shall Overcome'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News

Mourners gathered at the Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to the ni...

Here's Why It's Hard To Argue The Charleston Shooting Was Anti-Christian

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

Following the mass shooting Wednesday night at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, some conservatives have suggested that the trage...

Following The Charleston Shooting, Here's What You Can Do Right Now

The Huffington Post | Impact Editors | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact

A white gunman devastated the Charleston, South Carolina, community after killing nine people on Wednesday evening at the historically black Emanuel A...

Charleston Shooting Causes Sadness, Shock, Anger, Frustration

Andy Brack | Posted 06.18.2015 | Crime
Andy Brack

As I headed to bed Wednesday night, a white gunman shot and killed nine people in an historic black church in the center of town just four blocks from where I used to live. Unaware of the evil, sleep came quickly. But in the wee hours, the ping of a text from an Australian colleague woke me.

White Gods and Black Devils: The Rhetoric of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner-Pt. 1

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

Henry McNeal Turner's writing focused on much during the post reconstruction period. One of the first major debates Turner found himself in was on African missions and emigration.

A Bullet Couldn't Stop Pastor Renita Lamkin's Fight For Equality In Ferguson

Religion News Service | Lilly Fowler | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (RNS) The first time the public heard the name Renita Lamkin was probably the day she was shot. In early August, four days after M...

In Praise of Public Servants and Taxi Drivers

Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe | Posted 11.01.2014 | Religion
Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe

I have found in taxi drivers, restaurant owners, municipal workers, police officers, firemen and women, "migrants" and immigrants from many states, a variety of countries, generous people who love the democratic principles and virtues of these United States.

Ferguson Police Reportedly Shot A Female Pastor

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

A pastor said she was shot with a rubber bullet on Wednesday during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, as clashes with police continued over the fatal s...

The Enigma That Was Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices
Andre E. Johnson

Henry McNeal Turner was born a "free black" on February 1, 1834, in New Berry Court House, South Carolina, to Hardy Turner and Sarah Greer Turner. Even though born a free person, Turner still experienced the harsh reality of prejudice and racism.