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  • ‘Looking up’: 1 year after Sutherland Springs attack

    November 6 2018 by Mike Ebert, NAMB | with 0 comments
    ‘Looking up’: 1 year after Sutherland Springs attack

    Once members of the news media journey to Sutherland Springs, Texas, many leave with something unexpected after spending time with First Baptist Church pastor Frank Pomeroy and the congregation, which lost 26 people in a mass shooting attack one year ago. “Out of all the shootings I have covered,” one reporter recently told Pomeroy …

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  • Murderous nation needs ‘grace and mercy’ from church

    September 27 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Murderous nation needs ‘grace and mercy’ from church

    Murderous rampages have become so common that crime trackers disagree over proper terminology to describe the carnage. “Active shooter” incidents that the Federal Bureau of Investigations tracked at 30 in 2017 marked a 50 percent increase over the previous year. But that category is not as expansive as “mass shootings” …

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  • Cincinnati shooting spurs Baptists ‘to bring hope’

    September 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cincinnati shooting spurs Baptists ‘to bring hope’

    A shooting rampage in Cincinnati that left four dead and two others injured Sept. 6 led a city councilman to request aid from the community. Within minutes Cincinnati Baptists began responding. An unidentified gunman entered Cincinnati’s 30-story Fifth Third Center through a loading dock at 9:10 a.m. local time and opened fire in the lobby, according to media reports.

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  • ‘Be the light’ urged after Jacksonville shootings

    August 28 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Be the light’ urged after Jacksonville shootings

    Four deaths and 13 injuries from shootings at two sporting events this past weekend in Jacksonville, Fla., have leaders lamenting “a new normal” of violence amid calls to prayer that seemingly fade away. Three were killed and 11 injured in a mass shooting at a high stakes video game tournament Sunday …

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  • ‘Shock’ at Maryland churches after Capital Gazette killings

    July 2 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Shock’ at Maryland churches after Capital Gazette killings

    Area Southern Baptists are in shock, mourning and offering aid after a mass shooter killed five Annapolis, Md., newspaper employees in the town where friendships easily overlap, pastors told Baptist Press. “Annapolis is a small town of about 50,000 people, and everybody is very well connected to just about all five of the victims,” said …

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