One man killed 12 people in a movie theater.
Another shot six people in a Sikh temple.
A mosque in Joplin, Mo., was burned for the second time. But this time, the mosque burned completely.
All of these incidents of hatred and senselessness have occurred in America in the last month. Many of them were religously-motivated.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has warned of a large rise in hate crimes in the U.S. in the last year.
So what can people of faith do or say in the face of these tragedies. Vigils were held across the country in support of the Sikh community in Wisconsin.
The WilmingtonFAVS' writers responded this week to these tragedies.
What are your thoughts on the rise in faith-related hate crimes in the U.S. lately?