From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: When is the time to ask the questions I have about Charleston? Such as: “Why is it when a Black person commits murder we talk about them as thugs [and] when a Muslim commits murder we call it terrorism [but] when a White guy does something like this, we immediately start talking about mental illness?” Today, if we are truly one human family, we can certainly agree on one indisputable fact – each of the good people slain this week in church was a whole world to those who loved them.
- Cynthia Hurd, 54
- Susie Jackson, 87
- Ethel Lance, 70
- Myra Thompson, 59
May their memories be a blessing to those who knew them, and also to those who did not. Watch my video for more insight and discussion.
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Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC’s Nightline UpClose, PBS’s Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, “For God’s Sake,” for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com. He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.