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Susan Montoya Bryan

Susan Montoya Bryan is an author at Religion News Service.

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Afghan refugee enters not guilty plea in Muslim slayings

By Susan Montoya Bryan — August 29, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Afghan refugee with a "violent history" pleaded not guilty on Friday for three counts of murder against Muslim men in New Mexico.

Suspect in New Mexico Muslim killings detained pending trial

By Susan Montoya Bryan — August 18, 2022
(AP) – The primary suspect in the New Mexico shooting deaths of two Muslim men is being held without bond pending trial as prosecutors say he is a danger to his own family and the greater community.

Albuquerque Muslims help bid to keep killings suspect jailed

By Susan Montoya Bryan — August 12, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Syed was arrested late Monday more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from his Albuquerque home.

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

By Susan Montoya Bryan — June 23, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The dark history of Native American boarding schools — where children were prohibited from speaking their languages and often abused — has been felt deeply across Indian Country and through generations.

New Mexico church official urges nuclear disarmament talks

By Susan Montoya Bryan — January 12, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of one of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States says now is the time to rejuvenate and sustain a global conversation about the need for nuclear disarmament and how to develop ways to avoid a new nuclear arms race. Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester released a […]

Uncovering boarding school history makes for monumental task

By Susan Montoya Bryan — July 15, 2021
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They sat inside a dust-covered box that had been stashed away, untouched, for years: black-and-white photographs of Apache students who were among the first sent to a New Mexico boarding school bankrolled by East Coast parishioners and literary fans. The first showed the girls bundled in blankets with moccasins on their […]
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