(RNS) The estranged son of a pastor famous for protesting the funerals of soldiers and AIDS victims has condemned his family’s plans to picket funerals of shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., but says local leaders should “let them show up” instead of trying to ban them. By Kimberly Winston.
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (RNS) At houses of worship here, people gathered in pews, crying, kneeling and hugging each other through services that focused on remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, uniting the community, celebrating Christmas and preventing similar disasters.
(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.
BOSTON (RNS) While Somali Muslims in America have been in the news for joining terrorist groups overseas, few people have paid attention to a more substantive problem of young men getting involved in the drug trade and joining gangs. By Omar Sacirbey.
CENTREVILLE, Va. (RNS) It's been five years since Celeste Peterson's only daughter was killed in a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. And while the grieving mother has rediscovered her faith, it hasn't been easy. At first, her prayers were near obligatory: “Thank you for this day. I'm not talking to you. Amen.” By B. Denise Hawkins.