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Gun Violence

<h3><strong>FACTS ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE IN THE U.S.</strong></h3> <p><strong><em>The number of gun deaths in the U.S. since 1968 exceeds the number of U.S. military deaths in all wars in American history</em></strong><strong>.<!--[if !supportFootnotes]--></strong>[1]</p> <p> <br></p> <p><strong>In 2017 (most recent data available), a record number of people in the U.S., 39,733, were killed by firearms, more than were killed by motor vehicle accidents.</strong>  Of those 39,733, <br>     ●    23,854 were suicides (60% of all firearm deaths and 51% of all suicides), <br>     ●    14,542 were homicides (37% of all firearm deaths and 75% of all homicides), and <br>     ●    486 were accidental deaths ...</br></br></br></p></p>

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Supporting the Peace Tax Fund

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On Purpose, in Kabul – Kathy Kelly

<p>Borrowed with permission from <a href="http://vcnv.org/2018/06/26/on-purpose-in-kabul-kathy-kelly/"></a><a href="http://vcnv.org/2018/06/26/on-purpose-in-kabul-kathy-kelly/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">http://vcnv.org/2018/06/26/on-purpose-in-kabul-kathy-kelly/</a> <br></p> <p>June 26, 2018</p> <p>Writing this week for the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman called a U.S. Government report on the war in Afghanistan “<u><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-afghanistan-taliban-deasefire-war-20180622-story.html">a chronicle of futility</a></u>.” “The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction” <u><a href="https://www.sigar.mil/interactive-reports/stabilization/index.html">report</a> </u>says the U.S. spent large sums “in search of quick gains” in regional stabilization – but these instead “exacerbated conflicts, enabled corruption and bolstered support for insurgents.”</p> <p>“In short,” says Chapman, the U.S. government “made things worse rather than better.”</p> <p>Gai...</p></p>

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Easter and Nonviolence

My experience of Eastertide 2018 was enhanced by the book, Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision, by John and Sarah Crossan.

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Open Letter

<h1>Palestinian Christians and Muslims call on faith communities to help end the occupation</h1> <p>April 26, 2018. Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore has endorsed the following open letter. The original is at <a href="http://mondoweiss.net/2018/04/palestinian-christians-communities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://mondoweiss.net/2018/04/palestinian-christians-communities/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">http://mondoweiss.net/2018/04/palestinian-christians-communities/</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice. (Isaiah 59:15b)</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it. (Luke 19:41)</em></p> <p>We the undersigned, a group of Palestinian-American Christians from several church traditions, call on all faith communities to:</p> <ul><li>Denounce the Trump administration’s decision...</li></ul>

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