6.18
Misc: A Long History of Attacks on Black Churches

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A white gunman has opened fire at a black African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina killing nine. We mourn the dead and join with our fellow citizens in calling for an end to racism, the culture of death, and gun violence. More from The Atlantic here: A Long History of Attacks on Black Places of Worship.  Prayers for sins of violence here.

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8.15
Misc: Why did Michael Brown Die in Ferguson?

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Amy Davidson writes for The New Yorker about the culture of death and America’s problem with gun violence. She explores the recent shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Read it here: Why did Michael Brown Die in Ferguson?

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5.25
TCC Video: Pope Francis Rallies Against the Weapons Trade in the Holy Land

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Pope Francis visited the Jordan River in the Holy Land yesterday, the site of Jesus’ baptism.  He met with refugees and spoke out about the evils of the weapons trade, praying for the conversion of the “criminals” who participate in it.  “Here is the root of evil: hatred and greed for money by corporations and traders of arms.” Watch the video after the jump:

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5.3
Atlanta Archbishop to Restrict Weapons in Catholic Institutions

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Atlanta's Archbishop Despite a law passed in Georgia that would allow guns in churches and schools, Atlanta’s Archbishop Wilton Gregory is pledging to keep weapons out of Catholic institutions. Read more from The National Catholic Reporter here: Atlanta Archbishop to Restrict Weapons in Catholic Institutions

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