Acts of Amazing Grace is the commemoration project that began last year at the anniversary of the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church. This project was a call to action in response to the outpouring of emotion to the horrific murders of nine worshipers at bible study. Citizens around the city, state, nation and world were called on to perform random acts of kindness designated as Acts of Amazing Grace to honor those persons who lost their lives, as well as their families, the survivors, and the church.
The tragic event of June 17, 2015 affected lives around the world. People searched for meaningful ways to respond positively to the incident. ACTS OF AMAZING GRACE 2017 is initiated again this year with the same call to action.
Everyone is encouraged to perform their own personal Act of Amazing Grace. This can be as an individual or a group. Whatever kindness you can do will go a long way to make this world a better place. We still consider this one of the best ways to honor the lives of the Emanuel 9. We encourage everyone to share their Act of Amazing Grace on Facebook @ Acts of Amazing Grace 2017, it may inspire someone to do the same.
This year we are adding an additional component to ACTS OF AMAZING GRACE 2017. Around the city and across the nation, many organizations sprang up as a response to make the world a better place — to combat racism, to push for gun control, and to further promote causes that push for peace and social justice.
If you created an organization or event as a result of the Emanuel tragedy, we respectfully request that you list it in the comments on Facebook @ Acts of Amazing Grace 2017. Please tell us the name of your organization or event, the purpose, the actions you have initiated and the contact information.
Lastly, and most importantly, ACTS OF AMAZING GRACE 2017 believes in calling the names of the Emanuel 9. The world should never forget:
Rev. DePayne Middleton Doctor
Cynthia Graham Hurd
Rev. Clementa Pinckney
Rev. Daniel Simmons
Rev. Sharonda Coleman Singleton
We thank God for His Grace and Mercy and the lives of our survivors.
It is still only through God’s Grace and Mercy that we are able to move forward. The tragedy of June 2015 will always be with us. Each day the church thanks God for all that He continues to do. We praise Him in advance for all that He will do. And we thank Him for that Amazing Grace that continues to “save a wretch like me.”
Love always wins.