Common Good Podcast

Common Good Issues - Hope and Forgiveness After the Charleston AME Church Massacre

April 1, 2021

Today we are joined by Rev. Sharon Risher, author of For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre.

On June 17th, 2015, Rev. Sharon Risher learned her mother, two cousins, a childhood friend, and five others were killed in a mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Since that time, Sharon has been very outspoken about the nation’s gun laws and is one of the spokespersons for the grassroots advocacy group Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Gun Sense In America.  Sharon is also a leading spokesperson calling for an end to the federal death penalty with, even in the case of the white supremacist terrorist who killed her loved ones.


Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt


The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

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