Downtown Church’s Interfaith Service Remembers S.C. Tragedy
People from all backgrounds, races, and faiths joined together at Bethel A.M.E. Church downtown Sunday evening for an interfaith service in remembrance of the nine people murdered in Charleston, S.C.
It's been nearly two weeks since a lone gunman entered a bible study session at the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston and opened fire, killing nine church members.
Local political and faith leaders offered remarks about the tragedy and how race relations still need to be addressed both nationally and here on the Southcoast.
Cantor Nathaniel Schudrich of the Tifereth Israel Synagogue says there needs to be more love in the world.
"It says in the Torah, in the book of Leviticus, you shall love your neighbor as you love yourself. It's not just a good idea, it's what we're supposed to be doing," Schudrich said.
To create a dialogue for members of the community, Bethel A.M.E. will be hosting it's first quarterly conversation that will focus on diversity. It's topic is "A Diversity Mindset: Talking About It and Being About It."
The discussion will take place August 1st from 10 am - noon at the church. All are invited to attend.