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Lyra Walsh Fuchs

Lyra Walsh Fuchs is an author at Religion News Service.

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Formerly incarcerated, this Unitarian Universalist minister is dedicated to abolishing prisons

By Lyra Walsh Fuchs — April 15, 2021
(RNS) — His ministry may have been born in prison, but Jason Lydon wants to see a society where prisons no longer exist. That dream is connected to his theology, he says.

5 nurses share their pandemic holiday plans —  and their hopes people take the virus seriously

By Lyra Walsh Fuchs — December 24, 2020
(RNS) — ‘It pains me because I think when this all dies down and we get back to Mass, there will be a lot of empty pews,’ said one nurse, who has worked at a hard-hit nursing home throughout the pandemic.

How alliances between Black and Jewish voters are reshaping one New York district

By Lyra Walsh Fuchs — December 22, 2020
NEW YORK (RNS) — Eliot Engel’s unlikely defeat by progressive insurgent Jamaal Bowman signaled shifts within an electorate that straddles wide income divides in the Bronx and southern Westchester and is 30% Black and 20% Jewish.

Anxiety, loneliness and spiritual isolation characterize life in prison during pandemic

By Lyra Walsh Fuchs — November 10, 2020
NEW YORK (RNS) — Religious practices of all sorts are fixtures of community for those inside — and all have been stymied by the pandemic lockdowns.
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