ST. LOUIS — Although the locations of the fires in predominantly African-American neighborhoods gave rise to speculation that the motive might be race-related, the suspect is black.
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ST. LOUIS — The Shrine of St. Joseph on the outskirts of downtown is not a black church. It was a predominantly white and Roman Catholic church, dating back to 1843.
ST. LOUIS — Investigators have yet to confirm that race was the motive. If race or religion proves to be the reason, police will seek to have the incidents prosecuted as hate crimes.
Authorities said the men torched the Hand in Hand school, one that was seen as a symbol of co-existence in Jerusalem.
The church in Galilee stands where Christians believe is where Jesus performed the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes,
JERUSALEM (RNS) Wednesday’s attack occurred on the 21st anniversary of the shooting spree by Baruch Goldstein that left 29 Muslim worshippers dead.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Flood Christian Church is set off from the main protest area in Ferguson, and no adjacent buildings were damaged. Michael Brown’s father is a member of the church.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) An Indiana truck driver was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.4 million for setting fire to a Toledo-area mosque, a crime that the judge likened to Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings as “assaults on the American spirit.”