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Must Read: Mother of Amish Massacre Shooter Caring for His Paralyzed Victim

Today Religion News Service reporter Daniel Burke has an absolutely stellar, exclusive interview with Terri Roberts, the mother of Charles Carl "Charlie" Roberts IV, who, on Oct.
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The Work of Healing Starts in Our Hearts

Many members of Congress and their staffers have had friends and loved ones call to check on their personal safety.
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Beauty and Ugliness in a Shooting's Aftermath

Something sort of mystical and magical happened after a 19-year-old kid named Papito was killed on our block a few weeks ago. As our neighborhood ached and grieved and cried with his family, we began to create a memorial for Papito where he died
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One More Gun Death Too Many -- and Three Things You Can Do About It

At about midnight we heard the shots ring out. My friend ran to the door and I heard him yell, "Shane, a kid has been shot, come down." As we looked down the street we could see a young man staggering as he walked down our block. Then his knees gave out and he fell to the ground. We called for an ambulance and ran outside to be with the boy.
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For God and Country (in that Order)

Nobody today will be able to celebrate our many veterans without the memory of Fort Hood
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Will Violence Have the Last Word at Fort Hood?

Like so many across our country, I have been reeling about the news coming out of Ft. Hood, TX.
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Fort Hood Shootings and the Prophetic 'IF'

One reader wrote me to ask: " "What effect will the Fort Hood shootings have on the American public's perception of Islam?" That question asks us to be foretellers, fortune tellers, to predict.
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