This week in Christian history: SBC's ‘conservative resurgence,’ Charleston shooting

Parishioners hold hands and sing during services at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, June 21, 2015. The church held its first service since a mass shooting left nine people dead during a Bible study. |

Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births and notable deaths.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight anniversaries of memorable events that occurred this week in Christian history. They include the beginning of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Conservative Resurgence, the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, South Carolina, and a group of ministers expressing concern over the Salem Witch Trials.

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