SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 in what the governor called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. The dead ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today Network) — Religious leaders across Tennessee denounced white supremacy ahead of White Lives Matter protests in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville.
Scores of clergy have signed their names to statements opposing the white nationalist groups’ values. Planning community prayer vigils celebrating diversity and advocating for unity ahead of Saturday’s (Oct. 28) protest, they have sent a strong message that hate is not a religious value.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BP) -- Amid Northern California wildfires that have killed at least 13 people and burned more than 1,500 buildings since Oct. 8, Southern Baptist churches have begun ministering and California Southern Baptist Convention disaster relief crews are poised for relief work.