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Amish School Shooting

Amish Mourn Trooper Who Comforted Them After Schoolhouse Massacre

Lancaster Online | Ad Crable | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion

Several months after the horror of the Nickel Mines shootings in 2006, Pennsylvania State Trooper Jonathan A. Smith would stop by on what would become...

Guns Beaten Into Garden Tools By Pennsylvania Peacemakers

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.21.2015 | Religion

On a bright October day in 2006, Terri Roberts’ son walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, lined 10 young girls against the...

Amish Schoolhouse Shooter's Brother Creates Heart-Wrenching Documentary

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion

"My name is Zachary Roberts and on Oct 2nd, 2006 my oldest brother, Charles Roberts, walked into an Amish school house in Pennsylvania where he shot a...

Restorative Justice And The Economy Of Grace

Derek Flood | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

Theologians have traditionally spoken of a conflict between justice and grace: justice is about there being consequences for wrong action and grace is about leniency.

'Forgive Us Our Trespasses': The Complexity Of Forgiveness

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Forgiveness is such an obvious part of religious commitments and human sensibility that the conversation around giving and getting forgiveness is often mechanistic, sentimental or superficial.