Bells Ring in Unison As Charleston Mourns on a Sunday

For several minutes Sunday, the sweltering skies above the grieving city of Charleston were alive with the sound of bells: high in steeples and in the hands of toddlers, all ringing and tinkling in unison to honor the nine people massacred during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday. Churches of all denominations across Charleston agreed to ring their bells at 10 a.m. in a gesture they hoped would send a healing message of unity and love to the world. Authorities have called the shooting a hate crime and are investigating whether a racist creed posted on the Internet was written by the suspect.



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