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NIck Perry

NIck Perry is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by NIck Perry

10 years after quake, Christ Church Cathedral finally rising

By NIck Perry — February 21, 2021
(RNS) — After years of debate over whether to restore the building or start from scratch, it's being rebuilt to look much like the original that was finished in 1904.

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

By NIck Perry — August 27, 2020
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the first time the maximum available sentence has been imposed in the country.

Families confront New Zealand mosque shooter at sentencing

By NIck Perry — August 24, 2020
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Families and survivors had their first chance to confront the white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques as his four-day sentencing hearing began Monday.

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49—1 man charged

By NIck Perry — March 15, 2019
Forty-nine people were killed in an attack in two mosques in New Zealand. The man who claimed responsibility for the shooting said he came to New Zealand only to plan and train for the attack, according to police.

NEWS FEATURE: Cissy Houston reflects on a life of God and gospel

By NIck Perry — January 1, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service EDGEWATER, N.J. _ When Cissy Houston arrived at a cozy cafe in northern New Jersey’s Bergen County for an interview and lunch recently, she looked prosperous but not flashy. Dressed in a comfortable pantsuit, she wore a cross pendant with a heart-shaped diamond around her neck. A diamond bracelet encircled […]
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