The Mennonite, July 12, 2016

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On Sunday, July 10th, four historic peace churches met in State College, Pennsylvania, for what was billed as the first ever “Meeting for Peace” in our town. In the wake of another difficult national news cycle filled with the violence of more religious terrorism in multiple locations in the Middle East; the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of law enforcement; the shocking violence against police in Dallas, just a few weeks removed from the Orlando shooting; and a natural disaster hitting vulnerable people in Taiwan, it seemed fitting as people of peace to spend an afternoon in a shared space.

 

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