Prayer Service of Lament and Commemoration

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We invite the Augsburg community to a virtual prayer service led by Augsburg University’s Campus to mark the anniversary of the Mother Emanuel AME Church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina. It was on June 17, five years ago, when a young white man – who was a member of a church in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – came to the historic black church, Mother Emanuel, sat with church folks in a bible study for an hour, and then began shooting. Rev. Babette Chatman and Rev. Justin Lind-Ayres lead a litany of confession and lament remembering these nine lives lost and the pain and heartache caused by the evils of racism and white supremacy.