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"... Americans today possess about 300 million firearms. No one can be under the illusion that limiting their number and use would be enough to impede horrendous massacres ... But it would be much worse if we were to satisfy ourselves with only words. And if the massacres are carried out by people with mental illness or distorted by hate, there is no doubt that they are carried out with arms. Forty-seven religious leaders of various confessions and religions have issued a call to American politicians to limit firearms ... I’m with them. ... Therefore, it is necessary to repeat tirelessly our calls for disarmament, to oppose the production, trade and smuggling of arms of all types, fueled by dishonourable interests for power of financial gain… Peace is born from the heart, but it will be easier to achieve if we have fewer weapons in hand.” - Vatican Radio, 1/19/2013

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Philadelphia Catholics for Fewer Guns shared Concert Across America's event. ...

Concert Across America - San Diego

September 25, 2016, 5:00pm - September 26, 2016, 12:30am

SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, September 25, 2016, we will remember the victims of America’s gun violence epidemic with The Concert Across America, a series of live events from coast to coast. Bringing together all the communities that have been impacted by gun violence, providing information, opportunities to connect, spread some love and raise your voices for peace and in a call to end gun violence. Performances by: Josh Weinstein www.joshweinstein.com/ www.facebook.com/Josh-Weinstein-51925491031/?fref=ts Kimm Rogers www.kimmrogers.com/ League of Liars www.facebook.com/leagueofliars/?fref=nf Kelli McCarthy-Music with Ron Marcus, Louis Barkley, and Chuck Vadun, special solo performance by Hayden Clark Special guest TBA! Learn more about the national effort at the links below. Including a long and growing list of partners and events happening all around the US! www.concertacrossamerica.org www.bradycampaignsd.org uufsd.org/

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Philadelphia Catholics for Fewer Guns shared Coalition to Stop Gun Violence's event. ...

Lighting the Way. National Speak Out: The Path Forward on Gun Violence

July 14, 2016, 7:30pm - July 14, 2016, 9:00pm

Join a Coalition of Gun Violence Prevention Organizations and Activists as they come together with House Democrats to demand stronger gun legislation. Co-hosting Organizations The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Campaign To Unload States United to Prevent Gun Violence

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Be a part of it. CeaseFirePA has a bus going this Thursday 7/14. The bus will stop in Phila at Rodeph Shalom on Broad Street and at Chester City Hall at 3:30. If you would like to go, please let us know asap. ...

This Thursday evening, join Congressman John Lewis, House Democrats, and a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations for a Rally to Prevent Gun Violence at the U.S. Capitol. RSVP at: www.facebook.com/events/1704838966445954/

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Philadelphia Catholics for Fewer Guns shared Coalition to Stop Gun Violence's Rally to Prevent Gun Violence - 7/14/16. ...

This Thursday evening, join Congressman John Lewis, House Democrats, and a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations for a Rally to Prevent Gun Violence at the U.S. Capitol. RSVP at: www.facebook.com/events/1704838966445954/

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Philadelphia Catholics for Fewer Guns shared St. Mary's Catholic Center's photo. ...

We pray for peace. We pray for the end to violence. We pray for the respect of all human life, no matter the race, age, or creed. We pray for our law enforcement and those they are called to serve. We pray that we may love all those around us as children of God. Jesus, we trust in you. Jesus, Prince of Peace, please come. #aggiecatholic

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