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Why gun violence is a Christian issue

(George Frey/Getty Images) A suicide by shotgun in the City of Fairfax, following closely on the heels of the Navy … Continued

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The Amish shooter’s wife: Marie Monville finds meaning 7 years later

In coping with her husband’s killing spree and its aftermath, Monville didn’t just cling to God in the shadow of tragedy, but spent her entire life unknowingly preparing for the wreckage she would face.

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Chicago and Navy Yard Make Wwo ‘Mass Shootings’ in a Week: Why Do We Still Live and Die by the Gun?

As mass shootings increase in the U.S., there is a terrible sense to them.

Navy Yard shooting: Haven’t we been here before? Let’s not end up here again.

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here … Continued

Aaron Alexis was no Buddhist

Aaron Alexis, the former Navy Petty Officer and apparent murderer of 12 innocent people at the Navy Yard in Washington … Continued

How compassion stopped a gunman

(AP Photo/David Goldman). Shanique Worthey, right, is embraced by her mother Daphne Morris, while waiting to be reunited with her … Continued

Sikhs find faith in Oak Creek, one year later

On Aug.7, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wis., a candlelight vigil was held for the victims of a mass shooting at … Continued

CORRECTION: Feds release first guidelines for confronting a church shooter

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted … Continued

Feds release first guidelines for confronting a church shooter

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted … Continued

‘No Father’s Day’ campaign focuses on children lost to guns

Each Father’s Day, Neil Heslin and his son, Jesse Lewis, used to go to a car show. But that tradition … Continued

Lifetree Cafes offer space for tough topics

WATERBURY, Conn. — On a recent Monday evening, a room inside Christ Community Church was transformed into a coffeehouse with … Continued

Harold Camping may be facing doomsday, but not the one he intended

Two years ago, radio evangelist Harold Camping was predicting the end of the world. Now, longtime aides say his false … Continued

Black pastors: Gun violence isn’t just a problem for white suburbs

WASHINGTON — Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent … Continued

Black pastors take gun control into their own hands

In the wake of Congress’ inability to pass a gun-control bill, a broad coalition of African American pastors has announced … Continued

At makeshift National Mall graveyard, clergy demand gun control

WASHINGTON — Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard symbolizing victims of gun violence on the National Mall … Continued

Thumping the Bible: O’Reilly, gay marriage, and theology

I never thought I would write these words, but I agree with Bill O’Reilly (in part). O’Reilly is vigorously defending … Continued

Supporting ‘Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath’

Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath, an initiative lead by the Washington National Cathedral and bringing together communities and congregations across the … Continued

Minn. teen finds a religious mandate for gun control after father’s death

A disgruntled former employee murdered Sami Rahamim’s father, Reuven, last September. But the teen doesn’t want to be known for … Continued

‘They deserve a vote’: Call and response in Obama’s State of the Union

Andrew Harrer BLOOMBERG Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, second left, and husband Mark Kelly, retired space shuttle commander, listen to U.S. … Continued

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Is Gun Ownership Christian?

Who is to blame for the 500 child deaths in 2011 related to gun violence? Christian leaders say: not us.