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Sutherland Springs, TX shooting

Active Shooter Training

Photo courtesy the Rev. George Reynolds

United Methodists have an array of resources, including on-site training, to help them prepare to defend themselves in case of an attack like that on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX. more

Nov 10, 2017 11:30 AM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Pence in Sutherland Springs

AP Photo/Eric Gay via Religion News Service

Vice President Mike Pence's speech to a Sutherland Springs memorial service focused on faith and avoided talk of guns, mental illness or domestic violence. more

Nov 10, 2017 10:06 AM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Mark R. Mitchell

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United Methodist pastors and laypeople around Sutherland Springs are pitching in to help the stunned community after the Nov. 5 shooting massacre at First Baptist Church. more

Nov 8, 2017 5:25 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

RNS Shooter Fetus

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The unborn fetus carried by 8-months'-pregnant Crystal Holcombe will be counted among the shooting victims at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. more

Nov 8, 2017 5:15 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Razing First Baptist

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Southern Baptist Convention officials say that the building of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs is too damaged to be repaired – but its people vow to continue. more

Nov 8, 2017 5:05 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Baptist shooting vigil

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United Methodist pastors rushed to aid victims and residents after the Nov. 5 mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. more

Nov 7, 2017 12:45 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Sutherland Springs shooting

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Ideas for church security run a gamut of responses, but all approaches recommend having emergency plans and people who watch out for circumstances and strangers. more

Nov 7, 2017 12:30 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Now's the time to prayer Jesus' second most famous prayer from John 17, because we need unity if we are to conquer the evils that plague our time, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more

Nov 6, 2017 1:00 PM Perspectives

Prayers are fine for the victims of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, but they don't address the underlying problem of gun violence, says writer Norman Suggs. more

Nov 6, 2017 12:29 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

God and Guns

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We demonstrate our lack of faith when we put our trust in guns rather than in God for our fates, writes United Methodist layman Brian Snyder. more

Nov 6, 2017 8:23 AM Perspectives 2 Comments