Gary Fields

Gary Fields is an author at Religion News Service.

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Virus lockdown changes how Hindus celebrate holy period

April 2, 2020

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

March 5, 2020

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 […]

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