Relatives of slain churchgoers to speak on forgiveness
Aug. 31, 2018
EASTON, Conn. (AP) — A church in Connecticut is looking to learn about forgiveness from some who lost loved ones in the 2015 shooting massacre at a South Carolina church.
The Covenant Church of Easton has invited three of the victims' relatives to speak on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 8.
The Connecticut Post reports the Easton church's pastor, the Rev. Cary Slater, said the speakers "have a message for all of us" in light of their offer of forgiveness to the gunman.
Dylan Roof killed nine people at a bible study group at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
The speakers will include the Rev. Anthony Thompson, whose wife was killed; Rose Simmons, whose father was killed; and Polly Shepard, one of two survivors from that evening's study group.