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How Do You Forgive a Murder?

Photograph by Deana Lawson for TIME

Stories from Charleston

On the night of June 17, a gunman opened fire in a church basement in Charleston. Nine people died. Five survived. Survivors and families tell their stories of faith and forgiveness.

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This appears in the November 23, 2015 issue of TIME.

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