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Gregg Zoroya

Gregg Zoroya is an author at Religion News Service.

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Palestinian kills US tourist in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv boardwalk

By Gregg Zoroya — March 9, 2016
(USA Today) The Vanderbilt University student was the second American killed in the past two weeks amid a wave of stabbings, car rammings and shootings linked to Palestinian-Israeli tensions.

Army chaplains need training to help suicidal soldiers

By Gregg Zoroya — April 9, 2015
Chaplains who are part of the Army's first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a newly published survey.

Moving churches to discuss the morality of climate change

By Gregg Zoroya — July 15, 2014
(RNS) When it comes to climate change, evangelicals tend to be less receptive to outsiders, making efforts such as Interfaith Power & Light ineffective.

Georgia execution would be 1st since botched Oklahoma effort

By Gregg Zoroya — June 17, 2014
(RNS) Should the execution of Marcus Wellons go forward at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday in Georgia, it would be that state's first lethal injection using a drug not federally approved. That's the result of a scramble by Georgia and other states in recent months to obtain drugs necessary for executions.

Botched execution could slam brakes on death penalty

By Gregg Zoroya — May 1, 2014
(RNS) Richard Dieter, executive director of the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center, said the Oklahoma case would add momentum to efforts to halt lethal injection until the process is better understood and there is more transparency to what states are trying to do.

As execution drugs grow short, states scramble on capital punishment

By Gregg Zoroya — March 10, 2014
(RNS) In a nation in which the overwhelming method of execution is via lethal injection, corrections officials are having difficulty getting their hands on the drugs they need.
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