Eliminating Violence

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Peacemaking is not an optional commitment. It is a requirement of our faith. We are called to be peacemakers, not by some movement of the moment, but by our Lord Jesus. – The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response, #333

“We are compelled to work toward a world where reverence for all living beings finds expression in an approach to life free from violence.” – LCWR Assembly 2013

Gun Violence Statistics

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In one year on average over 108,000 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.

  • 32,514 people die from gun violence
    • 11,294 people are murdered
    • 19,992 people kill themselves
    • 561 people are killed unintentionally
    • 414 are killed by police intervention
    • 254 die but intent is not known
  • 75,962 people survive gun injuries:
    • 55,009 people are injured in an attack
    • 3,791 people survive a suicide attempt
    • 16,334 people are shot unintentionally
    • 827 people are shot by police intervention

Source: bradycampaign.org

We are called by God and sent by the Church to reproduce in ourselves:
Christ healing... Christ consoling... Christ always aware of the needs of others.