When offered in isolation, prayer as a response to preventable tragedies is problematic from both secular and religious perspectives. Coupled with human action, however, prayer can call people to perform as their best, most elevated selves.
Congressional stalemate underscores the pressure on each party to stand firm on the emotional gun issue going into November's elections.
Mark Kelly, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal push for stricter gun control laws; report says gun policy accounted for almost 30% of discussions examined on blogs and Twitter in the three days after Newtown school massacre, compared to 3% after Arizona shooting.
Hadassah has raised more than $61,000 toward the planting of trees honoring the 26 victims of the December 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Nouel Alba, 37, is charged with lying to federal agents during an investigation into an alleged scheme that solicited donations in the name of Newtown rampage victim Noah Pozner.
Joining the mourning family of Noah Pozner, the Forward brings an exclusive account of his mother’s dreams after his murder, her feelings about gun control and the words Obama whispered into her ear that helped her feel at ease.
The NRA and the settlements movements divide us as few movements can. Both have come to believe that they should in no way be curbed. Both have come to believe that they cannot be stopped.
Lawmakers and community play key role in debate as the U.S. debates federal measures to rein in mass murders at its malls and schools.
Classmates recall Adam Lanza rarely spoke at school and showed a keen interest in electronics and violent video games.
Americans mark moment of silence one week after the mass shooting, in which 20 children and seven adults died; head of the U.S. gun rights lobby: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.