For Immediate Release
June 18, 2015

Kenneth Chan


NRB Statement on Attack in Charleston, SC

Manassas, VA– Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, condemned Wednesday night's deadly attack on parishioners of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

“I am shocked, outraged, and full of mourning,” stated Dr. Johnson.  “My heart breaks for my brothers and sisters in Christ in Charleston. We pray for this grieving church family and that the perpetrator is brought to justice swiftly for this senseless, despicable, and evil attack.”

Earlier this year, the National Religious Broadcasters Board of Directors, a body of approximately a hundred key leaders among Christian communicators, unanimously approved a Resolution stating, “NRB denounces any form of racial or ethnic discrimination and hatred.” 

The NRB Board’s Resolution also expressed “thanks that through salvation, believers from every race and ethnicity are all one in Christ,” and it urged NRB members “to embrace equality and reconciliation, specifically being mindful in neighbor love and ministry partnerships to reach across racial and ethnic lines that have divided too many for too long.”

The full text of this Resolution is available online here.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2016 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. For more information, go to




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Published: June 19, 2015


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