Religion News Service: Houses of worship across the country have been "hardening" against the possibility of the arrival of a gun-toting intruder in the middle of worship, whether weekly or, as in the case of many Orthodox synagogues, daily.
CityLab: After the Tree of Life attack, synagogues seek balance between safety and openness
The Conversation: How safe is your place of worship?
Baptist News Global: What congregants seem to mean when they ask pastors to "just preach the gospel" is to avoid the things that make them uncomfortable and cause them to leave worship with something less than a warm glow in their hearts, says Mark Wingfield.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Viral video of Pittsburgh pastor screaming at Trump motorcade creates backlash
NPR: Friday evening marks the first Shabbat since the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre last weekend, and Jewish leaders want Americans of all faiths to come and send, "a resounding message that love triumphs over hate."
Religion News Service: The fact is, the death penalty wouldn't stand a chance in America if it weren't for Christians, Shane Claiborne says. The Bible belt has become a death belt in America.
The New York Times: Dionisio Lind, whose bell ringing was heard but not seen by generations of New Yorkers who harkened to the pealing from carillons at two majestic Manhattan churches, died last month.