An Alabama prosecutor says a suspect has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a woman, an infant and a pastor inside a church in Alabama.
Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says James Minter was arrested after the shooting Sunday at the Oasis Church in East Selma, Alabama. Neither Minter’s age or hometown were immediately available.
Jackson says the shooting stems from a domestic issue between Minter and the woman and that race was not a factor. Read the rest of this entry »
A shooting took place at a church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday night.
According to The Post and Courier, authorities responded to a shooting around 9 p.m. at 110 Calhoun Street, which is the location of Mother Emanuel AME Church.
BREAKING FOX24 #CHARLESTON: shooter is a white male in 20s, slender/small build, grey sweatshirt, blue jeans, clean shaven.
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoFOX46) June 18, 2015
The publication noted that police are on the hunt for the gunman.
While there are victims, authorities don’t know how many…,
Developing… Read the rest of this entry »
A Catholic architect calls for churches that “look like churches.”
The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal by Duncan G. Stroik (Hillenbrand Books, 182 pp., $60)
Colette Arredondo writes: In May 1941, German incendiary bombs turned the Commons Chamber of the U.K House of Commons in London to rubble. While there was no question of whether to rebuild, how to do it in a way that preserved the “form, convenience, and dignity” of the destroyed chamber, which dated to 1852, was very much an issue. In a speech before the Commons, who met for the remainder of the war in the Lords Chamber, Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” Perhaps no other sentence has more clearly defined the responsibility of architecture, and no other sentence more neatly summarizes the thesis of Duncan Stroik’s book, The Church Building as a Sacred Place.