To the Members of Emanuel AME and the City of Charleston SC

The Cherry Hill Seminary family of students, faculty, administration and board leadership extends our deep condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in last night’s tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

We are concerned by the culture of violence which has shattered the peace of a sacred space.

Our prayers for healing go out to the people of Emanuel who have lost a caring pastor, the constituents of District 45 who lost a powerful advocate for justice, and the people of Charleston, who are suffering this violation of their beautiful and peaceful city.