Disciples leaders send condolences to South Carolina church

A voice was heard in Ramah,
wailing and loud lamentation,
Rachel weeping for her children;
she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” – Matthew 2:18

As we woke this morning to the news of yet another senseless act of violence, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) joins the cries of sisters and brothers across the country and around the world in lamenting the tragic loss of life at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We grieve for the nine people whose lives were so senselessly taken while gathered to worship and study. We mourn with their families, the members of the Emanuel AME Church, the greater community of Charleston, and all of those affected by this tragedy.

Thus begins a letter of condolences to Bishop Richard Franklin Norris of The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The letter is signed by members of Disciples leadership.

Click the link to read the full text of the letter on Disciples.org.