By Bobby Ross Jr. | Religion Unplugged
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So, too, has the political debate over gun violence, specifically the assault-style weapons used in Uvalde as well as recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and — just this week — Tulsa, Oklahoma.
And rightly so.
But faith, too, has emerged as a vital part of the story, as we first highlighted last Friday. Once again this week, that is where we start.
Check out this must-read coverage:
• A church, a gathering place for generations, becomes a hub for Uvalde’s grief (by Rick Rojas, New York Times)
• Funeral after funeral, Uvalde’s only Catholic priest leans on faith (by Teo Armus, Washington Post)
• Meet the first minister of gun violence prevention (by Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service)
• In Uvalde, a ministry of listening and silence (by Addie Michaelian, World)
• ‘This is wailing, weeping, heartfelt grief. This is what this town is feeling’ (by Audrey Jackson, Christian Chronicle)
• The arrow in America’s heart (by Elizabeth Dias, New York Times)
• A former pastor grieves the loss of his great-granddaughter in Uvalde (by John Burnett and Marisa Peñaloza, NPR)
• On Texas shooting, Vatican Academy for Life says just laws ‘protect all citizens’ (by Elise Ann Allen, Crux)
• Denominations have begun creating special prayers for fatal mass shootings (by Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post)
A quick note: That last story — the one about special prayers — actually was published last year, but it still seems relevant.
This column appears in the online magazine Religion Unplugged.
Featured photo by Audrey Jackson