(RNS) Aaron Alexis practiced Buddhism, was learning to speak Thai and meditated often, friends say. But something in him had changed in recent months.
Articles tagged “Texas”
(RNS) An infectious disease expert says a measles outbreak at a Texas megachurch — with low vaccination rates and a pastor who’s been critical of vaccines — is a “classic example of how measles is being reintroduced.”
(RNS) “What we do is we come alongside the survivors,” said Chaplain Jimmie Duncan, president of the Texas Corps of Fire Chaplains. “Sometimes we’re quiet. Sometimes we hug them. Sometimes we pray.”
(RNS) After losing steam in recent years, the anti-Shariah movement has scored a string of victories by, ironically, leaving the words “Shariah” and “Islam” out of bills that restrict state courts from considering foreign law.
(RNS) Taken together, it was a bruising week for a nation wearied by war and nagged by chronic unemployment.
(RNS) When disgruntled congregations have left hierarchical denominations, civil courts traditionally have said buildings and land are not theirs to keep. But outcomes could be different this year as high-profile cases wind their way through courts in Texas and South Carolina.
(RNS) Though states put the same number of people to death this year as last, an anti-death penalty group says several other indicators show capital punishment is on the wane. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Texas cheerleaders can continue to use banners with Bible verses after a court granted a temporary restraining order against their school district. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Cheerleaders at an East Texas high school are fighting their school district's orders to stop using Bible quotes on their signs at football games. By Kimberly Winston.