(RNS) — In what is becoming a grim tradition, many mass shooting sites are demolished and then rebuilt. But some churches that have experienced horrific killings have sought to reclaim the existing sacred spaces.
(RNS) — More than three dozen states have similar laws, most of which stem from the 2002 murder of a California woman.
(RNS) — Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm, talks about how Southern Baptists feel the attack on one of their churches personally, and can remain divided on gun control.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (RNS) — If the mass shooter who killed 26 people at First Baptist Church was motivated by hate, scores of faith-based groups who gathered here said they were motivated by love.
What do Christians know that Jews have forgotten? Look to Sutherland Springs, Texas.
(Texas Tribune) — Gun regulation advocates worry that it can be difficult to determine who is the assailant during an attack when everyone has a gun.
(AP) — 'We do not want to glorify him and what he has done,' the regional director of the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
(RNS) — We can permanently eliminate three overused and well-known linguistic phrases that prevent us from recognizing the grim reality, the brutal truth of gun violence in the United States.
(RNS) — Across the country, many churches and other places of worship are considering security measures as mass shootings have become a tragically familiar narrative in the United States.
(RNS) — The simple truth is that, while no law can prevent a specific mass shooting, commonsense measures can make them less likely overall. This is not debatable. Truth-telling churches should proclaim this loudest of all!
(RNS) — I have no objections to a president’s urging us to pray. But just praying is not enough.
(RNS) — Often when a terrorist strikes in America, many Muslims say, "Please don't let it be a Muslim." After 26 people were killed at a Texas Baptist church, it was atheists hoping the gunman wasn't one of their own.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who opened fire in a small Texas church, killing 26 people during worship services, sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law before the attack, which appeared to stem from a domestic situation.
(RNS) There was a 27th victim of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (COMMENTARY)
(AP) — A list of fatal shootings since 2012.