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Las Vegas Shooting 2017

An associate pastor from a Las Vegas UMC poignantly describes what it has been like to counsel and comfort survivors and residents after the Route 91 Festival shootings. more

Oct 23, 2017 5:31 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Gerry Hills

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United Methodist laywoman Gerry Hills, chair of the Desert Southwest Conference's Gun Violence Awareness Task Force, shares her views on the critical need for better gun control on Arizona PBS program more

Oct 14, 2017 12:16 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

After the Las Vegas shooting, United Methodists are wrestling with the public health issue of gun violence in the United States. more

Oct 9, 2017 5:45 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Last Vegas shooting

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As we continue to delve into the Las Vegas massacre, let's not blind ourselves to the brutal reality of the human condition: until God redeems the world, evil will work its wickedness, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Oct 6, 2017 3:19 PM Perspectives

For all its horror, the Las Vegas massacre proved again an eternal truth: our humanity connects us, and no misbegotten notions of who or what is valuable and authentic can change that, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Oct 6, 2017 1:37 PM Perspectives

We can't escape responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting massacre because we create the toxic environments in which shooters like Stephen Paddock can develop, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

Oct 5, 2017 4:33 PM Christy Thomas

Violence Problem

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Even if we didn't pull the trigger, we all bear some collective responsibility for the Las Vegas shooting by allowing a culture of violence to flourish, writes United Methodist layman Brian Snyder. more

Oct 4, 2017 5:57 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

America worships a false god – the gun – and it's time to topple the idol that has received too many human sacrifices, writes Cynthia B. Astle more

Oct 4, 2017 5:46 PM Views from a Ridge 3 Comments

Abandoned hat

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant implores God to bring comfort to those harmed by the Las Vegas shooting, and resolve to those whose hearts are weary of violence. more

Oct 3, 2017 3:19 PM Practicing Faith

Last Vegas shooting

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As politicians spout "thoughts and prayers" about the Las Vegas shooting, the Rev. Morgan Guyton reminds us that prayer is not an alternative to taking action, but the means by which God prepares us to take action. more

Oct 3, 2017 2:34 PM Perspectives

Reaching Out

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The Rev. Steve Heyduck is not only reaching out to victims and survivors of the Las Vegas shooting, he's reaching out to God for guidance on how he might respond to the tragedy. more

Oct 2, 2017 6:23 PM Perspectives

Las Vegas Jason Aldean

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United Methodists in Las Vegas and the Desert Southwest Annual Conference offered help to victims and survivors of the Oct. 1 mass shooting by Stephen Paddock at a country music concert. more

Oct 2, 2017 5:56 PM Local Church

WCC Candles

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Two ecumenical Christian organizations issue a joint statement lamenting the mass shooting Oct. 1 at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. more

Oct 2, 2017 5:06 PM Advocating Justice