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The Cost of Gun Violence in America & Prayer Shaming After The Most Recent Shooting

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California Shootings

“Every social justice movement in the U.S. has had strong supporters from religious communities.”

The US Catholic Bishops agree that gun violence is a life issue. People use guns to kill 33,000 Americans each year and injure over 80,000. The San Bernadino shooting was the 355th mass shooting this year. 336 days, 355 mass shootings. See the charts here: 13 Charts on Gun Violence in America. Mother Jones has the story here: The True Cost of Gun Violence in America. And read Emma Green in The Atlantic: Prayer Shaming After the Most Recent Mass Shooting in San Bernadino. Advent prayers for peace after the jump:

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Prayers for a Culture of Life and Peace

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St. Telemachus by Ade Bethune

We recommend the drawing “St. Telemachus Peacemaker” by Ade Bethune. Another video has been released showing the sale and destruction of fetal body parts #AnotherBoy. And another unarmed black man has been fatally shot by a police officer, this time in Cincinnati #BlackLivesMatter. Prayers for a culture of life and peace below:

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