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Dedham church Nativity scene makes call for peace

The church listing mass shootings in America and the death tolls

December 05, 2017 - 7:02 am
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A Nativity scene at a Catholic Church in Dedham is getting people talking. The walls of the manger include a listing of mass shootings in America, and their death totals.

The list includes Columbine and the Las Vegas shooting. The church admits the list is not complete but says the death toll for the shootings mentioned is 300, the same number of people the church laid to rest since 2005. In the weekly bulletin, the church says they hope the manger scene serves as a “sobering reminder, “that jars the imagination and commitment to peace. The banner hanging above the manger reads, “If only you knew the things that make for Peace,” from Luke’s Gospel.

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