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Rick Jervis

Rick Jervis is an author at Religion News Service.

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Pope calls for ‘revolution of tenderness’ in Cuba

By Rick Jervis — September 22, 2015
"Generation after generation, day after day, we are asked to renew our faith,' the pope said. "We are asked to live the revolution of tenderness as Mary, our Mother of Charity, did."

Report: Fire at black church in S.C. was not arson, feds say

By Rick Jervis — July 1, 2015
Fires at several predominantly black churches in Southern states the past two weeks — at least three attributed to arson — raise concerns about potential fallout from the recent South Carolina church shooting.

Texas takes defiant stance as gay marriage decision looms

By Rick Jervis — May 12, 2015
AUSTIN — Texas joins a handful of states, including Alabama, Michigan and Louisiana, that are considering legislation that would throw up roadblocks to gay marriage in apparent anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling.

Shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas City leave 3 dead

By Rick Jervis — April 13, 2014
(RNS) The shootings occurred at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, which is located in Overland Park, about 11 miles south of Kansas City, and at Village Shalom, a retirement home located nearby.

For Navy yard shooter, Buddhism was a temporary refuge

By Rick Jervis — September 18, 2013
(RNS) Aaron Alexis practiced Buddhism, was learning to speak Thai and meditated often, friends say. But something in him had changed in recent months.
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