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An Evening on Forgiveness and Reconciliation – Sarasota, FL
November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
New Canaan Society in partnership with Light of the World International Church, Covenant Life Church, CityCommit, Next Steps for Men and Sarasota House of Prayer present Called to Forgive and Evening on Forgiveness and Reconciliation.
On June 17, 2015 Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, murdered nine African Americans at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. Rev. Anthony Thompson’s wife, Myra, was leading a Bible study that night and lost her life.
Ms. Polly Sheppard was one of only two adult survivors of the shooting. After witnessing the brutal murder of her friends, Roof approached and asked, “Have I shot you yet?” He told her that he would let her live to tell the story.
Two days after the massacre, Rev. Thompson, Ms. Polly, and other suffering families stunned the world when they faced Dylann Roof and offered him forgiveness.