Today we awoke to heartbreaking news from Charleston, SC. Nine sisters and brothers in the faith were gunned down in the midst of offering the radical hospitality to which we are called. We in the Diocese of Southern Ohio join with other people of faith in offering our prayers for the Mother Emanuel AME Church community and all those deeply affected by this violent act. Together we renew our commitment to nurture love and peace in our communities, and to break down the walls that separate us.

The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal

Diocese of Southern Ohio