Statement by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL Regarding the June 17, 2015 shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
SACRAMENTO, California, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — “The Charleston massacre once again proves that there exists a war between darkness and light. When hatred and violence emerge to silence peace and love, all Americans, all humanity suffers.
“Accordingly, we mourn for our brothers and sisters while we simultaneously stand up to repudiate all vestiges of hatred and intolerance. Silence is not option.
“For at the end of the day this we know for certain; when light stands next to darkness, light always wins.”
NHCLC/CONEL is the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another 500,000 congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. For additional information, visit http://www.nhclc.org.