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Kim Chandler

Kim Chandler is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Kim Chandler

In tornado-ravaged Selma, prayers of thanks

By Kim Chandler — January 18, 2023
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The Sunday after a tornado devastated much of the historic city of Selma, church congregations raised up prayers of gratitude for lives spared and gave prayers of comfort for lives lost elsewhere to the storm.

Church shooting survivor: Gunman ‘disengaged,’ sat alone

By Kim Chandler — June 21, 2022
(AP) — The suspected gunman had previously attended church services and a few church gatherings but didn't seem to interact much with others.

Gunman kills 3 seniors over potluck dinner at Alabama church

By Kim Chandler and Jay Reeves — June 17, 2022
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Emergency dispatchers got a call at around 6:20 p.m. reporting an active shooter at Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church in the Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills, said Police Capt. Shane Ware.
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