- Date of passing: Jun 17, 2015
- Place of passing:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
|Let the memory of the Victims of the Charleston Shootings at the Emanuel AME Church be with us forever. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." MLK|
This memorial website was created by the International MultiCultural Institute and The FutureWork Institute to honor the nine victims of the shootings at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.
Please light a candle, lay a flower of leave a note to add your voice in solidarity with the families of the victims. We will share your responses with the members of the Church.
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If you would like to contribute to the Mother Emanuel Church, go to http://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?NID=1330
"The tribute was left by Juan J. Callejas on June 30th 2015
May the peace that "surpasses all understanding" continue to be lit for those who are blinded by hate as well as for the protection of the future generations that walk the earth.
With deepest sympathy."
"My heart continues to grieve for each of you. My sincerest and deepest sympathy to your families and loved ones. May we never forget your sacrifice and grace."
"We are with you from Connecticut. Our experience with Newtown showed us we truely need the presence of God to heal. My prayers to all the family members.
"What a message of grace was delivered by the family members and church. God has a witness in Charleston.
"Margaret thank you for creating this opportunity. Tanya and I both share love admiration and solace from the Buddhist teacher Tara Brach, who recently spoke on MLK's notion of Beloved Community. Offered to you here for your own comfort and hope. Leslie Traub
"Our sadness is beyond words. I am a stranger, yet profoundly linked to these wonderful saints. Light will overcome the darkness. This young man was ensnsared in the lies of the enemy - caught in a web. May Jesus strengthen the families of all victims and the body of Christ. Together we are one in him. and bring this young man out of the tragic dark, dark darkness and into the love and forgiveness of Jesus. Free him now Lord, Jesus."
"Know that we are all with you in prayer, love and light.
Their souls are watching over us and they have us in their sight.
When you look up to the heavens, with heavy hearts and tears,
The angles will wrap you in love for all your remaining years!
Rest in Peace
"May God give you all support and comfort in your sorrow. I will pray for everyone touched by this tragedy."
"May you find comfort and peace in God's grace and in the prayers and support of the broader community. We stand by you in your time of sorrow. God bless you."
"Your pain is mine. Bless you all."
"Spread love to everyone.
I love you.
"Prayer and love overcome hate. The courage of your loved ones is a lesson for all of us. God heal and soothe your pain and may the memories of those lost bring you comfort in your time of sorrow.
"Your faith & the forgiveness of your loved ones is a beacon for us all. Rest"
"solace and inspiration for the work we can all do in their memories...
"During a time of reflection and study, no one would think their lives would be at risk. We live in an unpredictable world and must cherish every moment. I'm comforted by the power of the prayers this group sent up during their time together. Their longer term belief in fighting for peace, equality and justice truly mattered. Your lives were taken way too soon, but our Lord needs you now. Rest, rejuvenate and Reunite us in your spirit. May you iive a blessed time in heaven. Nancy J. Di Dia"
"The strength you & your loved ones have shown is a beacon of hope for the world"
"My prayers and condolences to all of the families, friends and communities affected by this senseless violence"
"If there is a message in your passing, I pray that we can all grasp it.
Be well, and rest in peace"
"Amazing Grace and forgiveness. Hate won't win! We will continue to press on. We must."
"Ignorance and indifference produced harm and sorrow, but your collective sacrifice produces reconciliation, forgiveness and compassion.Peace and blessings to your families and the AME Community.
"Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC) extends sympathy to the targets of last week’s hateful shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. May the victims, their families, and the members of the congregation and community have some measure of strength and comfort in the support and prayers from the MACC community. Our thoughts are with them today and the days to come.
With Deep Regret,
Paul D. Dorn M.Ed. LSW
Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence
2323 W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 160
Columbus, Ohio 43204
Phone (614) 221-7841
Fax: (614) 487-9320"
"Let your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your loved ones light a flame in the heart of our culture and the world and remind us that love surrounds hate and forces it to surrender!"
"Your spirits will be missed and will live on in the efforts to bring change to this country."
"Prayers and thoughts for all the victims, families and communities devastated by this tragedy. It touches us all, no matter where we are."
"My prayers and condolences go out to all of the victims and their families. May God's peace be with you all."
"Rest in Peace, Sweet Souls."
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