Emanuel: Love is the Answer

March 27, 2017, 11:00 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — It’s been nearly two years since the unthinkable happened during bible study at Mother Emanuel church.

A mass shooting, a hate crime, carried out by a single man on June 17, 2015 that took the lives of nine people including the church’s beloved pastor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney.

A horrific act that changed Charleston’s history forever.

Since this tragedy, the world has marveled and has been inspired by the strength, grace, forgiveness and faith shown by the victims’ families and parishioners.

From this tragedy comes a tribute, a ballet, “Emanuel: love is the answer.”

Emanuel AME’s new leader, Reverend Eric Manning and Columbia City Ballet’s Artistic and Executive Director William Starrett stopped by to talk about the church and this powerful performance.

Emanuel: Love is the Answer will debute Saturday, April 1st at the Sottile Theater. Please click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.