Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Kobia: sorrow over killings; need for control of trade in small arms

Well, good for him.

Secretary-General of the World Council of Churches Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia expressed deep sorrow yesterday at the killings in Virginia. He also noted how extensive the trade in small arms and light weapons is worldwide and how much more we need to work on control and accountability.

We are all Virginians in our sympathy, but many people around the world are also Virginians in their vulnerability to the misuse of unregulated guns. Each day, about 1,000 of them die from gun violence and many more are injured.

Read his full statement here.

The World Council of Churches is currently in the middle of its Decade to Overcome Violence (2001-2010).

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