(RNS) Yes, Pope Francis dominated the headlines for 2013. But he wasn’t the only big religion story to receive front-page treatment.
Articles tagged “Boston Marathon”
President Obama praised Bostonians for standing up “in the face of evil” at an interfaith prayer service following Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.
(RNS) No sooner had the reality of the Boston marathon bombing sunk in than Muslim activists began sending out news releases and tweets condemning whoever was responsible. It’s a familiar sprint for these groups as some were blaming Muslims for the bombings.
(RNS) Just as Jews pray to celebrate Passover “next year in Jerusalem” and Muslims pledge to visit Mecca, marathoners want to “run Boston.” For runners, Monday’s bombs struck on holy ground, endangering sacred bonds.
(RNS) People filled with hatred and guided by nihilism will always find a way to strike. Our best defense is what I saw in Boston: first-responders rushing toward danger, soldiers in uniform pitching in, strangers joining hands to rush victims to hospitals.