Jonathan Mattise

Jonathan Mattise is an author at Religion News Service.

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Nashville shooter who killed 6 drew maps, surveilled school

By Jonathan Mattise, Holly Meyer, and Travis Loller — March 27, 2023
(RNS) — The suspect, who was killed by police, is believed to be a former student at The Covenant School in Nashville, where the shooting took place.

After Roe’s demise, clergy lead faithful in praise, laments

By David Crary and Holly Meyer — June 27, 2022
(AP) — Views on abortions are not just polarizing within denominations; the divisions span the religious landscape.

#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began

By Peter Smith and Holly Meyer — June 13, 2022
(AP) — In recent weeks #ChurchToo has seen an especially intense set of revelations across denominations and ministries.

In tornado’s wake, a church and pastor turn to God, service

By Holly Meyer — December 16, 2021
MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Despite suffering damage to their own church buildings, First Baptist staff and volunteers mobilized to provide whatever they can to help survivors cope with the disaster's aftermath

Mormon women’s influence expands despite priesthood ban

By Holly Meyer and Lindsay Whitehurst — December 14, 2021
(AP) — While women are not filling the leadership roles traditionally held by men, 'women’s positions are being expanded.'

Religious abortion rights supporters fight for access

By Holly Meyer — November 29, 2021
The National Council of Jewish Women gathered outside the Supreme Court in Mississippi on the day of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case hearing to support abortion rights.

Pandemic once again disrupts plans for Jewish High Holy Days

By David Crary and Holly Meyer — September 6, 2021
(AP) — At many synagogues, there will be a mix of in-person services, including indoor and outdoor options, and virtual offerings for people staying home.
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