City, faith leaders meet in response to Dallas shootings

July 12, 2016 The fatal shooting of several police officers last week in Dallas prompted Pittsburgh officials to come together to talk about building better relationships between police and the community. The Dallas shooting is a call for action for everyone,...

Homewood minister offers a recipe to end gun violence

June 20, 2016 How do you tie together gun violence, a Beyoncé album, and a biblical story about Jesus bringing a girl back to life? For the Rev. Rodney Lyde, it’s all in a Sunday’s work. Rev. Lyde, pastor of Baptist Temple Church in Homewood, responded Sunday to a...

Long-planned sermons on gun violence take on new urgency

June 18, 2016 To combat the relentless violence, injuries, and trauma affecting locally families and neighborhoods, a group of Christian organizations teamed up with the Allegheny County Health Department to ask pastors to address gun violence prevention during...

As superintendent debate continues, new board’s agenda is stalled

June 17, 2016 When the board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools hired Dr. Anthony Hamlet as its next superintendent, supporters hoped the move would unite the district behind a vision of Pittsburgh’s future. Instead, they worry, it has led to a divisive debate about Mr....