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Weekend Roundup for January 25

Lots from the recent gathering of Primates, the PB seems to be everywhere at once, and more – it’s our weekly roundup of stories from around the church and the world.

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Church, diocese & community gun buyback program honors MLK Jr.

The Church of the Holy Cross, the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and the community collected $5,100 for a gun buyback program. Holy Cross is a historically African American parish in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Planned as a day long event, before running out of money the church collected around 150 guns in under an hour.

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MLK: Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution, National Cathedral – March 31, 1968

a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution: that is, a technological revolution, with the impact of automation and cybernation; then there is a revolution in weaponry, with the emergence of atomic and nuclear weapons of warfare; then there is a human rights revolution, with the freedom explosion that is taking place all over the world.

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In Virginia Martin Luther King Jr. Day marred by expected protest of gun control legislation

Please pray particularly on Monday, which is not only the day when we commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but is also Lobby Day at the State Capitol in the heart of Richmond. Thousands of people from across the Commonwealth and from states far away are expected to converge on the Capitol grounds to protest against gun control legislation that is before our General Assembly. In light of these challenging circumstances that bring immediately to mind the horrific events in Charlottesville almost two and a half years ago, we pray. We pray first and foremost for peace and for an end to violence.

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Anglican Primates meet with King Abdullah in Jordan

“Archbishop Justin said it was ‘a great honour’ to be received in audience by King Abdullah. He explained that the Primates had been discussing the forthcoming Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, and said: ‘We are looking at issues of climate change, very relevant here in the Jordan valley and around the shrinking Dead Sea. We are seeking to see how to support peace in this region, grateful for the examples of yourself and this Kingdom.'” – Anglican Communion News Service

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