Tag: violence

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    Forty-five years after her death, how do Flannery O’Connor’s views about the South, race, violence, Catholicism, and Christian realism hold up? More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Brad Gooch is the author of Flannery O’Connor’s biography FLANNERY: A LIFE OF FLANNER O’CONNOR. In describing his experience of writing the book, he says, “…I didn’t have that biographer’s being in love with your subject and then being let down or disillusioned, and indeed it worked a bit in reverse…” More

    November 20, 2009 | Comments

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    In the 1970’s, Evangelical Pastor Wayne Gordon moved into a high-crime area of Chicago. Members of the community told him they wanted to start a church, so Gordon founded the Lawndale Community Church. More

    September 14, 2007 | Comments

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    Few issues touch a raw nerve in American politics like gun control. But often the issue is not far below the surface in worship communities, particularly those frequently hit by gun violence. More

    July 13, 2007 | Comments

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    Holy Week and Easter have special significance in Northern Ireland, a land torn by decades of religious conflict. Amid the ongoing tensions, a Benedictine monastery is working for reconciliation and unity. More

    March 25, 2005 | Comments

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    Twenty-five years ago, in Greensboro, North Carolina, there was a shooting that left five people dead and the city polarized. Recently, a group of volunteers formed what they call a Truth and Community Reconciliation Project. The idea is to try to find out what happened that day and to create some forgiveness and healing. More

    November 5, 2004 | Comments

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    In Utah, people who get licenses to carry concealed weapons can carry them even in church. If a church does not want its worshippers armed, it can either post a “No Guns” notice at the door or register with a state agency as a no-guns site. That has provoked a battle between the gun lobby and the Mormon church, on one side, and several other churches, on the other. More

    July 23, 2004 | Comments

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    In Anacostia, a notoriously poor and violent section of Washington, D.C., a new kind of school is changing hundreds of lives. It's called The SEED School. It's a public, charter, college preparatory boarding school, the first of it's kind. Students are chosen by lottery, not test scores. It's expensive, but it works, and its founders hope to start similar schools all around the country.

    June 25, 2004 | Comments

  • Read R&E’s interviews with Asia expert Ainslee Embree and researcher Timothy Shah on the Hindu-Muslim violence in western India. More

    May 24, 2002 | Comments

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    India, which is mostly Hindu, and Pakistan, which is mostly Muslim, are once again on the brink of war over the disputed region of Kashmir. Both nations have nuclear weapons. Hindu-Muslim tensions extend beyond Kashmir, though. Within India, where Hindus make up 80% of the population and Muslims make up 14%, violent outbreaks that began in February may already have taken thousands of lives. More

    May 24, 2002 | Comments

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