Jason Romano Interviews Chris Singleton on Forgiving His Mother’s Killer; Remembering Emanuel AME Church Shooting
On June 17, 2015, nine people were murdered in a race motivated mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Sharonda Coleman Singleton was one of those people who were killed. Her son, Chris Singleton joins us today to remember that horrific day, the conversations he was having on race 5 years ago and why they continue to be important conversations to have today. Chris shares why his faith in Christ has helped fuel him to continue sharing his mother’s memory and why forgiveness has truly given him freedom to not hold on to bitterness and anger. – Sports Spectrum Podcast
“When I forgave my mother’s killer, less than 48 hours later, I always say, it had to be God on my heart because I’m 18-years-old, she’s my bread winner, she’s everything for me and my family … I realize it was God speaking through me,” Singleton told Jason Romano on his Sports Spectrum Podcast. “When we think about forgiveness we have to remember we are doing it for ourselves to relieve that grief, that constant feeling of anger, or revenge.”
NEW PODCAST: On the 5th anniversary of the Charleston AME church shooting, we talked to Chris Singleton, who’s mother was murdered that day, about forgiveness, empathy & faith. @csingleton__2 is such a great guy.
— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) June 17, 2020
Chris Singleton – Faith, Race, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
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