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June 19, 2015 - NBCC Statement on Charleston Shootings

STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS, INC.

 

Regarding the shootings at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. - June 18, 2015

The National Black Catholic Congress, Inc. (NBCC) stands in prayer and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina and the AME Church worldwide. The NBCC stands in prayer and solidarity with the city of Charleston and the state of South Carolina.

The NBCC honors the great significance that the Mother Emanuel AME Church has in the history of our nation. We recommit ourselves to work with all people of good will to be instruments of peace and workers for justice. We will continue to advocate for respect for the dignity of human life. These efforts must include honest dialogue about racism, its continued effects upon our nation, and action to overcome them.

About the NBCC: The National Black Catholic Congress, comprised of member organizations, represent African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations. We commit ourselves to establishing an agenda for the evangelization of African Americans; and to improve the spiritual, mental, and physical conditions of African Americans, thereby committing ourselves to the freedom and growth of African Americans as full participants in church and society. For more information, see our website - http://nbccongress.org