WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) — People look for spiritual growth to come from tragedies like the Aurora mass shooting. But science tells us that the blessings of suffering are often different from what people expect.
(RNS) Trump believes that if we just utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorism' enough times, an Aladdin-esque blue genie in a bottle will come defeat ISIS in one fell swoop.
Obama renewed his call for gun control legislation after a series of emotional private meetings in Orlando with the families of victims.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service finds that Americans are generally divided about gun control, but certain religious groups are far from ambivalent. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Thousands of people wearing red shirts gathered in downtown Columbia, Mo., in response to word of a planned protest by the Kansas-based group Westboro Baptist Church. By Kellie Kotraba.
AURORA, Colo. (RNS) Worshippers in this city rocked by Friday's mass shooting flocked to church Sunday, seeking solace within their faith communities.
As I kept watching my own emotions come and go, I wondered:
what am I experiencing as I see the first live images of this killer?
What goes through my own heart?
Is it Anger?
Is it Pity?
Is it Compassion?
(RNS) After Friday's deadly shootings in Colorado, religious leaders called for stricter gun control. But is gun control a "religious" issue? By David Gibson.
There are difficult questions to be asked about this senseless act of violence, and we will ask those questions later. For now, let us mourn, let us pray, let our hearts be shattered for now.
(RNS) President Obama and his likely GOP challenger Mitt Romney called for prayers and reflection after a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater, while liberal religious leaders called for stricter gun control laws. By Daniel Burke.