Samaritan’s Purse site manager Wayne Shoemaker (center) and director Todd Taylor (right) with AFSC Greensboro staff member Toni Etheridge.
A string of half a dozen Southern Black churches burned days after nine African American worshippers were gunned down during bible service at Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The alleged individual responsible for the shooting, a 21-year-old white male, reportedly wanted to start a race war. Previous news reports like this one question reliable linkage to hate crimes. A few of the fires were ruled arson after an investigation. One fire hit close to home: Briar Creek Road Baptist church in Charlotte, North Carolina fell victim to arson.
2010 Minute on Immigration: We approve the following minute:
Iowa City Friends of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), in keeping with our testimony of the Light within, or that of God in each person, recognize all persons as brothers and sisters, equal and infinitely valuable.
InterMountain Yearly Meeting Minute on Recent Immigration Legislation and Comprehensive Immigration Reform (June 2010)
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