After San Bernardino, Is Prayer the Wrong Response?

After San Bernardino, Is Prayer the Wrong Response?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Outrage fueled a big “God Isn’t Fixing This” headline on the New York Daily News‘ front page, after 14 innocent people were killed this week at a San Bernardino, Calif., holiday party (our country’s most deadly mass shooting since Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012). Is it foolish to shame American lawmakers who publicize their “thoughts and prayers” after mass shootings, but take little or no action? I believe it is: “We need to be coming together at this moment, to comfort each other and, yes, to do better to address this.”? Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.

 

 

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Brad Hirschfield

Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC's Nightline UpClose, PBS's Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, "For God's Sake," for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com. He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.

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