Tag Archives: Rose Simmons

The Way of Jesus: Daughter of Shooting Victim Waves Flag of Forgiveness

Rose Simmons spreading the “forgiveness revolution.”

By Carl Stagner

To most in Charleston, South Carolina, June 17, 2015, probably started out like any other day, but the tragic events that unfolded shortly after 9:00 PM would set this day apart forever. When a white supremacist opened fire at the historic Emanuel AME Church, murdering nine African Americans, it may have seemed like evil had triumphed. In the days that followed, however, the world watched as hell learned it would not have the final say. Instead, a “forgiveness revolution” gained traction and could not be stopped. Rose Simmons, who lost her father in the massacre, has since become an ambassador of forgiveness, sharing her story of pain and hope wherever doors of opportunity open. This year, the doors will open for her at Center of Hope LA, Madison Park Church of God, and the Church of God of East New York as the Church of God welcomes her to all three Regional Conventions. Continue reading