SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The
pastor of the South Carolina church where nine members were killed more
than two years ago says he worries race relations in the country are
News outlets report the Rev. Eric Manning of Mother Emanuel AME Church
in Charleston told students at the University of South Carolina Upstate
in Spartanburg on Thursday that faith and kindness can lead to progress.
Self-avowed racist Dylann Roof has been sentenced to die for the June
17, 2015, shooting during a Bible study.
Manning said race relations in the United States may be regressing,
pointing to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in
Manning said he hopes the country can use the same strength, resolve and
faith that Charleston used after the church shooting to address racial