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School Shooting

I will never forget the image of two mothers, one with ashes on her forward, weeping with one another. The photo was taken by Joel Auerbach of the Associated Press on Feb. 14, Ash Wednesday, after a mass shooting event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It captures the pain of two […] Read More

The tragic shooting at Virginia Tech has left us numb. It is difficult to understand how such a horrific event could take place with no apparent meaning behind it. It does not appear that Seung-Hui Cho had any personal grudge against the students he killed. His act was not political terrorism or some strange religiously […] Read More

Nothing captures America’s sense of longing for a simpler time quite like the idea of a one-room school house. That is at least part of the reason why the horror that took place this past week at an Amish school in Pennsylvania was so devastating. The murder of children is reason enough for grief and […] Read More

Condolences and support from Baptists poured into Beslan, Russia, following last week’s school hostage crisis that took at least 340 lives. “There are no words to express the sorrow and the pain in the hearts of the parents and all the people who lost their children and relatives in this terrorist act,” Theo Angelov, general […] Read More

Baptist families are among the thousands grieving in Beslan, Russia, site of last week’s school massacre. According to news reports, many people in Russia had never heard of the peaceful industrial city in south Russia before armed militants seized Middle School No. 1 and held hundreds hostage for 62 hours, demanding the withdrawal of Russian […] Read More