Items by Kathleen Dean Moore

Winter Prayer
Snowshoeing alone at night in the forest, a woman thinks – and prays – about the friends she loves, and the families they worry about.
Hate is not a rural value
In Laramie, Wyo., a homecoming parade becomes an impromptu protest march and memorial, as residents of the small Western city try to come to terms with the brutal beating of gay student Matt Shepard.