Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

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Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

Church and community members, including Matt Pacholczyk, left, and his wife, Faith Pacholczyk, stand outside West Freeway Church of Christ on Dec. 30 for a candlelight vigil in White Settlement, Texas. The machete attack on a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and the shooting of worshippers at a Texas church are refocusing attention on how vulnerable worshippers are during religious services. FBI hate crime statistics show there is reason for concern.
Najee Washington holds a photo of her grandmother Ethel Lance, one of the nine people killed in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church, by Dylan Roof, as she poses for a portrait outside her home in Charleston, S.C.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
A woman prays outside of the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a week after a man opened fire inside the church.
Family and friends gather around a makeshift memorial for the victims of the First Baptist Church shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

Church and community members, including Matt Pacholczyk, left, and his wife, Faith Pacholczyk, stand outside West Freeway Church of Christ on Dec. 30 for a candlelight vigil in White Settlement, Texas. The machete attack on a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and the shooting of worshippers at a Texas church are refocusing attention on how vulnerable worshippers are during religious services. FBI hate crime statistics show there is reason for concern.
Najee Washington holds a photo of her grandmother Ethel Lance, one of the nine people killed in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church, by Dylan Roof, as she poses for a portrait outside her home in Charleston, S.C.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
A woman prays outside of the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a week after a man opened fire inside the church.
Family and friends gather around a makeshift memorial for the victims of the First Baptist Church shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
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