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After Texas Church Massacre, Tiny Town Turns to Prayer to Begin Healing Process

posted on November 13, 2017

The Washington Post’s Peter Holley and Eli Rosenberg report that on Sunday hundreds gathered in Sutherland Springs, Texas, to pray in response to the loss of the First Baptist Church congregants killed in a shooting on November 5. Holley and Rosenberg write, “Sutherland Springs, faced with unimaginable loss, has turned to its faith as its most potent coping mechanism.” Bill Martin, a professor of religion and public policy, said of the mourners, “By expressing their own pain and their concern for the suffering of the survivors and those who have lost friends and family members, they are saying, ‘We care about you and are with you in this, asking God to help you/us get through it.”’

Read at The Washington Post