Grief & Suffering
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Earth on our heads

Grief & Suffering | Twin calamities present an opportunity for deep lament and mighty pardon
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/11/20, 03:30 pm

Nehemiah on the 24th day of the month gathered the people of Israel “with fasting and in sackcloth, and with earth on their heads.” Eight Levites—each of them named twice in the space of two verses (Nehemiah 9:4-5)—stand on a scaffold before them, crying in loud voices, recounting their story, confessing their sins. 

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Photo courtesy R’rieon DeJean

“The Church is a place for healing”

Churches | Christian leaders throughout the U.S. are speaking up in the pulpit, in prayer, and at protests after George Floyd’s death and widespread violence
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 6/03/20, 01:59 pm

Peaceful protests have filled Los Angeles streets in recent days. But the city has seen riots and looting too.

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Photo by Sharon Dierberger

Minneapolis churches pray for healing

Churches | Congregations gather after days of violent riots
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 5/31/20, 03:29 pm

Earnest brown eyes peered over a white face mask. They surveyed the people gathered on Saturday in the overgrown grassy field in south Minneapolis, a couple of blocks from where George Floyd died Monday. The eyes’ owner, W. Seth Martin, pushed the mask to his forehead and began to preach.

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