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Katia Reinert

is director of the North American Division Health Ministries Department.

HEALTH AND GUN VIOLENCE

Exploring the connection

It was with much shock and sadness that North American Division president Daniel Jackson interrupted the proceedings during an administrative meeting on December 14, 2012, to announce the tragic news of the fatal shooting of 20 children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Those of us at the meeting stopped what we were doing and together earnestly prayed for the families in pain. We couldn’t believe that such young, precious children, together with teachers, would die in this senseless way. Evil seemed to prevail.

During such times of inexplicable tragedy many find comfort in the assurance that this world is not …

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