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Since 1970, more Americans have died of gun violence, including murders, suicides and accidents (1.4 million), than in all the wars in American history (1.3 million).

~ Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Opinion Columnist

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Since the 1970s, the U.S. has engaged unintentionally in an international experiment, relaxing gun laws as the rest of the world has tightened access. Gun advocates argued that more guns would make us safer, but instead the U.S. now has 25 times the gun murder rate of other advanced countries.

~ Nicholas Kristof, New York Times Opinion Columnist

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“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.”

~ Henri Nouwen

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Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

~ Henry Van Dyke

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“We should cease to imagine nuclear weapons as tools for us to manage, but rather as a curse we must banish.”

~Fr. Drew Christiansen, at the November, 2017 Vatican conference on nuclear weapons

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Remember that charity is no substitute for justice. Charity alleviates the effects of poverty while justice seeks to eliminate the causes of poverty.

~William Sloane Coffin

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“Clearly, the great mystery of life is that it is lived in an always flowing stream of change.  We are one person with one set of ideas at one age, and then, when we look back years later, discover that we became another person at another age.  The only certainty about it is the fact
that we ourselves decide both what we are now and what we intend to become.  And we make that decision one choice at a time.”

Sister Joan Chittister