Reverend Sharon Risher in The New Yorker

The Reverend Sharon Risher, whose mother and two cousins were killed in the Charleston church massacre, describes herself as an “accidental activist.” Becoming an advocate for gun-violence prevention has helped lift her out of her grief, she says. “Now I don’t really carry that ache in my heart. . . . I had stuff to do.” Five years after the mass shooting, Risher reflects on forgiveness and loss in a new film, “Quiet No More.” Watch the full video:

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