Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Six things to know about mass shootings in America

After the massacre, a Las Vegas church seizes the chance to serve
Religion News Service: A mass shooting is a test for any religious institution, and a massacre like the one in Las Vegas, even more so. Hope Church says it's up to the challenge.

Christianity may be declining in America, but presidents still turn to the Bible in moments of tragedy
The Washington Post: President Trump departs from the habits of his predecessors in many ways, but not in this one.

President Trump, this is no time for prayer
Religion News Service: President Trump did not exactly sound presidential. He sounded pastoral. But American civil religion needs to be prophetic as well, says Jeffrey Salkin.

Six things to know about mass shootings in America
The Conversation: Here's some recent scholarship about mass shootings that should help you identify misinformation when you hear it.

Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels
The (London) Guardian: More than 40 Catholic institutions will make largest ever faith-based divestment, on the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi.

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