Gary Fields is an author at Religion News Service.
Virus lockdown changes how Hindus celebrate holy period
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Hindus around the world are in the midst of a nine-day period called Chaitra Navaratri that began with what for many is considered the Hindu New Year.
Civil rights: The road to Bloody Sunday began 30 miles away
MARION, Ala. (AP) — Della Simpson Maynor remembers the mounted police officer cracking her elbow with a baton. She recalls the panicked marchers unable to escape the onslaught, and the scuffle between officers and a young church deacon who was trying to protect his mother and grandfather. Most of all, she remembers the gunshot. Two weeks before Bloody Sunday — the clash […]