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Monday, June 10th, 2019


Author Jennifer Berry Hawes interview

Mother Emanuel’s forgiveness narrative is ‘complicated,’ says reporter-turned-author

by: Adelle M. Banks June 6, 2019 (RNS) — Four years ago on June 17, when Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church became national news, Jennifer Berry Hawes was one of the first reporters on the scene to cover the massacre. Now Hawes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., has written “Grace Will Lead Us Home,” a book about the shooting that left its pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, and eight members dead and many more lives irreparably changed. Hawes, a former religion writer,Read More