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Last Night I Was On A Prayer Call With About 500 People

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40

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Last night I was on a prayer call with about 500 people. Everyone who prayed was agreeing that there is a “wealth transfer” and that God is bringing resources into His Kingdom for a “new awakening” that will lead to a great revival. Yes, there is a “great awakening” underfoot, and we need to be a part of this “Movement!”

Sometime between midnight and this morning, I had a dream. A little girl asked her mother to teach her about Jesus. The mother called me and asked for videos and books that she could use to teach her daughter. I thought that I had some stored away in some chests in my home, but the demand was so urgent that I decided to go to a warehouse and quickly get some materials. Alas, the warehouse was nearly empty.

At the warehouse was a woman who I usually turned to for resources such as those that were useful for my prolife work. But the little girl wasn’t asking about my usual themes of why abortion is bad, why we need to end abortion and those types of issues. Of course, this issue is still a primary message, yet prime among prime is the demand the little one was making. Tell me about Jesus!

Finally my friend in the warehouse found a box with books suitable for a child to read about Jesus, God, the Kingdom and to meet the awakening demand of the little child.

“And a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6

Interestingly enough, just before the prayer call, I had briefly attended a gathering where a friend of mine had asked me this: “Are you still singing?” Thankfully I was able to respond that I am working on a new music project, and will even be singing a “new song” on the project myself.

Soon after that, I went for a late dinner and then returned to my room for the prayer call. On the call, amidst all of the declarations was a message from a woman saying that we must increase our obedience and worship. She urged us to join together right on that call and begin to praise and worship God. She sang a spontaneous song, someone blew the shofar, and the 500 people on that called joined in praising God. Please don’t think that praise and worship are limited to song and music. While they are both an integral part of the process, the fruit of our lips, our deeds and actions, our obedience are what praise and worship are all about. Faith in God, working through His Love, Prayer, generosity are all a part of the Spirit and Truth worship experience!

“…The hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

Today I will be attending to prolife ministry. Again, this is a vital part of my life. The sanctity of human life, indeed all life is under siege and I am called into this battle for the seed of our children, our generations. Yet, I can’t forget that a little three year old girl is depending on me to get the news of Jesus, of the Gospel to her.

Is your storeroom empty? Are there dreams and songs and books and witty inventions inside of you that are waiting to get out and be used to add to the multiplication, the wealth transfer which is so needed to bring life to a dying world and a hungry and thirsty generation? There is an old song, PEOPLE NEED THE LORD. The message of the song isn’t old, it is timeless.

In a few days, on January 20, 2014 many will celebrate the 85th Birthday of my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Two days later, on January 22, my Birthday, I’ll be inviting you to join me for The National Memorial for the Unborn Prayer Service in Washington, DC. Yet while many will remark about how 50 years ago MLK received the Nobel Peace Prize, or how long the battle against Roe VS Wade has been raging, I’ll be remembering that empty warehouse and that little girl who is hungry for the Gospel, for an abundant life.

By the way, three years ago, that little girl’s mother wanted to abort her. I promised her mother back then that if she would keep the baby, I’d be there to help her. Another young woman called me about the same time that I was renewing my promise by agreeing to get those resources to them. She reminded me of a similar promise I made to her nearly five years ago when she agreed not to abort her child.

To make a long story short, I promised this young mother who now has four children (the youngest still in her womb) that I will bring her to church this weekend. It will be a sacrifice in my busy life, but along with diapers and milk for her babies, they all need Jesus.

Yes, you are hearing from Evangelist Alveda King now. This message will grow over the next several months and I pray that you will pray with me.

Let’s pray that God will advance our message of the Sanctity of Human Life everywhere, from conception or fertilization until natural death, and everything between.

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Make Plans to Start March for Life Day at the National Memorial for the Pre-Born

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Date: January 6, 2014

Contact: Leslie Palma
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 22 is the most important day on the calendar for the pro-life movement, as we mourn the tragic anniversary of Roe v. Wade and solidify strategies for the upcoming year during the March for Life.

This year also marks the 20th National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers, the nation’s premiere ecumenical pro-life prayer service, which will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 in the DAR Constitution Hall.

Sponsored by the National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC) and several other national groups, the service of preaching and song brings together clergy from dozens of denominations, all united in the cause of saving the unborn.

“Everything we do on behalf of the unborn begins and ends with prayer,” said Father Frank Pavone, President of the NPRC and keynote speaker at the event. “And to pray together, across denominational lines, shows one of the most powerful dynamics uniting the Body of Christ: to stand with Christ is to stand with life, and therefore to stand against whatever destroys it.”

Brad Mattes, CEO of the Life Issues Institute, will be honored with the National Pro-Life Recognition Award, given annually by the NPRC during the service.

Sponsoring organizations for the service that grows each year include the National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill, Faith and Action, Priests for Life, Gospel of Life Ministries and National Pro-Life Radio.

Serving on the Host Committee for the service are Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council; Gary Bauer, President of American Values; Dick and Shirley Bott of Bott Radio Network; Rich Bott, President and CEO of Bott Radio Network; Bob Reccord, Executive Director of the Council for National Policy; Alan Sears of Alliance Defending Freedom; Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life; Brad Mattes, CEO of Life Issues Institute; Charmaine Yoest, Ph. D., President and CEO of Americans United for Life; Pastor Luke J. Robinson, Director of Voice of Truth and Life Ministries; Pastor, Quinn Chapel of the A.M.E. Church; Austin Ruse of Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute; Archbishop Craig W. Bates, Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, and Ernie Ohlhoff, National Right to Life Committee.

“As we gather for this prayer service this year, we will also issue a strong call for religious liberty in America,” Father Pavone said. “Those who oppose our stand for life increasingly oppose our freedom to take that stand. Now it is time to unite more strongly than ever for both life and freedom!” Priests for Life recently won an injunction against the unjust HHS mandate that would require employers to provide health insurance coverage for practices they find morally objectionable.
The National Memorial will be preceded by a Catholic Mass at 7:30 a.m. in the same venue. The service is free and open to the public. DAR Constitution Hall is at 1776 D. St NW, at 18th Street in Washington, D.C. For more information, go to NationalPrayerService.com

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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A Special Gift at Christmas: A Prayer for our Leaders

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

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1 Timothy 2: … pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.

It’s a privilege and necessity to pray for our leaders, their families, our nation and our government. Let’s pray not only for our president, but for all leaders. Do we really hate the sin, yet love the person bound by sin? Are we secretly asking God to kill those whom we perceive to be our enemies, instead of praying for them to be blessed?

And Jesus said in Matthew 5:44: “But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

With compassion, let’s pray this Christmas that God will heal, use and protect their lives from destruction; that our world can recover and be rescued from the grip of sin and despair.

1. Pray that our leaders would have understanding to discern between good and evil.
2. Pray that the Bible and the teachings of Christ would characterize our leaders’ policies.
3. Pray that our leaders’ marriages would be kept a priority even in the midst of daily demands.
4. Pray that our leaders would become friends to those who honor Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
5. Pray that our leaders and all global would uphold the sacredness of marriage as a covenant only between a man and a woman.
6. Pray that our leaders would lead the way in protecting and upholding the value of the unborn, newborn, elderly, and those who are unable to care for themselves.
7. Pray that our leaders’ administrations will respect the place of Judeo-Christian values in our global society.
8. Pray that our leaders would have perseverance in leading the effort to defeat terrorism around the world.
9. Pray that the presidential family and families of all leaders would model lives of integrity, purity, and humility in the midst of high visibility.
10. Pray that our leaders would promote laws that enable God’s people to lead quiet and peaceful lives in godliness and honesty.
11. Pray that our leaders would be surrounded by wise, biblical counselors who have an understanding of the times.
12. Pray for physical, mental and emotional strength and courage as our leaders seek to serve our governments as stewards of God’s authority.
13. Pray for physical protection for our leaders’ families and administrations.
14. Pray that our leaders would make decisions that would allow Christ’s church in America and around the world to flourish.
15. Pray that our leaders would enact policies and legislation that protect the family, encourage parents, and uphold a biblical standard of righteousness.
16. Pray that our leaders would daily seek the God of heaven, and that they would exemplify true meekness and humility while addressing crucial issues.
17. Pray that our leaders would follow attempts to significantly curtail pornography, the human trafficking trade, and the triple threat of racism, reproductive genocide and sexual perversion.
18. Pray that God would clothe our leaders with wisdom and discernment to lead righteously.
19. Pray that our leaders’ administrations would be men and women of integrity in both their private and public lives.
20. Pray that the Lord would close the mouths of those who oppose righteousness.
21. Pray that our leaders would have wisdom and discernment on how to apply Scripture to our government’s fiscal policies.
22. Pray that the presidential family would avail themselves of the Lord’s help in facing each day’s challenges.
23. Pray that our leaders would be accountable to men who are morally upright in order to prevent any downfall due to pride or moral weakness.
24. Pray that our leaders would not allow their deep desire for unity to supersede their desire to do what is right according to God’s Word.
25. Pray that God would unite the nation behind our leaders in any decisions that honor God.
26. Pray that our leaders would establish protective hedges in areas of vulnerability to temptation.
27. Pray that our leaders would wisely handle the issues of the Middle East.
28. Pray that God would prompt our leaders to disarm all influences that seek to undermine godly principles.
29. Pray that our leaders will seek the heart of God for any potential Supreme Court justices and federal court judges.
30. Pray that our leaders will set aside regular times to rest and to focus on God and His Word, as well as their families.
31. Pray that our nation will truly become one nation under God, respect and pray for our president, and elect state and local leaders who will govern righteously.
32. Amen.

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Overcoming Racism, Reproductive Genocide, and Sexual Perversion with Grace and Goodness

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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“God’s grace and truth must always be at the center of our life. This is common sense.” Rev. Walter Quinn

Today I attended Mass at Priests for Life at our monthly administrative meeting where Father Walter Quinn delivered the homily. I was truly blessed to hear him confirm what had come to me earlier this morning during my daily Bible reading and meditation. In reading Ezekiel 30, I reflected on this passage:

Ezekiel 30:  17 The young men…will die in battle,
    and the women will be taken away as slaves. (NLT)

I was immediately reminded of the ongoing battle to end legal abortion in America and around the world, as well as the increase of human trafficking where our brothers and sisters are being sold into slavery as human commodities traded as objects of sexual depravity, and even in some cases having their lives sacrificed so that their organs and body parts can be bartered.

Then haunting images of the typhoon ravaged Philippines loomed large in my thoughts as Father Quinn reminded us that Jesus is the answer to our problems. There seems to be a blindness, a disconnect in the minds and hearts of the people who don’t understand that disasters of any sort are not natural, but are brought to bear because of human beings failing to treat others as we wish to be treated.

We squabble over racism and ethnic issues, sexual issues, family issues and so many questions without truly seeking the common and natural answer.

There is another scripture that surfaces in my heart as I gain insight, courage and hope from time spent with God and then reflecting on His message from Father Quinn. Where sin abounds, grace abounds that much more:

Romans 5:20 God’s law was given so that all people could see

how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more,

God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. (NLT)

And another; don’t be overcome by evil; overcome evil with good (for God is Good!).

Romans 12: 21 Don’t let evil conquer you;

instead, conquer evil by doing good. (NLTm)

For some reason, during Thanksgiving and Christmas my heart opens wider to include those who might be having a hard time and are suffering while others are enjoying God’s bounty. As my heart opens up to them, the holidays become sweeter. Knowing that I have one gift that I can give to everyone – and that gift is the knowledge of God’s love for them makes hope abound in the midst of despair.

So I invite you to join me during this season of delivering hope and love through prayer and giving. It will make the world brighter and our own burdens lighter.

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Priests for Life asks Legal Group to Pose Questions to Medical Examiner re Gosnell Babies

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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Philadelphia, PA — In anticipation of the public prayer vigil that Priests for Life will hold in front of the Medical Examiner’s office tomorrow morning, a letter is being sent this morning to the Philadelphia Medical Examiner by an attorney representing the Alliance Defending Freedom. The letter, sent at the request of Priests for Life and other leaders who have joined this effort, demands that the Medical Examiner’s office tell the public what is being done with the bodies of the children discovered in Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, and that the Medical Examiner release the bodies for a proper burial.

“We have made our request very public over the last few months; now we want public answers,” explained Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, who had a widely-publicized service in May during which the babies were given names. “We intend to have a public funeral for these babies, and thousands of people have likewise expressed to the Medical Examiner their desire to see this happen. And they do not understand the reason for the delay.”

The letter from Alliance Defending Freedom states in part,

“[T]he public must be told where the bodies currently are. This is particularly relevant where the unclaimed victims are related to such a public, notorious criminal prosecution, followed closely by the media in all respects….

“Proper burial is the right thing to do, for the human dignity of the babies themselves, for the healing of post-abortive women, and for the future and conscience of Philadelphia and the nation….This is what a civilized society does with its dead.”

The letter has been sent also on behalf of the ministries that Priests for Life operates for the healing of those who have experienced abortion, that is, Rachel’s Vineyard and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. The letter goes on to state,

“Post-abortive women are often left with intense, unresolved grief even decades after their abortion. Just as anyone who has experienced a pregnancy loss, what little comfort is available often comes in the form of a memorial. Memorials following pregnancy loss are supported by the Obama Administration, the Mayo Clinic, and the March of Dimes, among others. Whole ministries are devoted to providing post-abortive women, men, and families with the memorial – and healing – they never had, and affirming their grief; these include Signatories Silent No More Awareness and Rachel’s Vineyard.”

Tomorrow morning (Friday, July 19), a prayer vigil will be held in front of the Medical Examiner’s office at 321 University Ave from 10 to 11am Eastern Time. The public is invited to participate. Connect with the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/566133280094581/. For additional information, and to pray in union with this event, see www.GosnellBabies.com.

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Give God His Due In Trayvon/Zimmerman Saga

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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Hello, I’m Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and Founder of Alveda King Ministries.

This is 2013, summer, we’re about to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

My father, Rev. A.D. King and my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom I call Uncle ML, worked together in the Civil Rights Movement.

Today, in the 21st Century, during this long, hot summer, we’ve had a verdict for George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. We grieve the passing of young Mr. Trayvon Martin. His dreams have been deferred and buried with him. He no longer has a dream here on this earth. However, America again is in turmoil as we look at that verdict. I’d like to put it this way. We have given justice its due, now let’s give God His due.

We should join together in prayer during this tumultuous season and bring America together so that historically we can remember when a young man was slain in America, Trayvon Martin, America was saddened and grieved and came together and prayed.

Politically, I have been called and termed a Conservative. My cousin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, can be called a Moderate. And our cousin, Dr. Angela Farris Watkins, the daughter of Dr. King’s sister, can also perhaps been termed a Liberal.

However, we may have differing political viewpoints but one thing is not debatable: violence will never be the answer in solving the problems of a society. We must now turn to our knees, fall on our knees, and ask God to bring us together as one human race. No longer will we accept the lie that we are separate races. Acts 17:26 says, “Of one blood we were all created together. “

As brothers and sisters, let us move forward together ,racially, reconciling to the fact that we are one human race, not divided but together, in need of help, in need of guidance, in need of love.

God bless you all,
Dr. Alveda King

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Stand Up, Stand Down

Friday, June 21st, 2013

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We have prayed, we have acted. God has allowed a historical bill to pass. Yes! GOD has allowed this! Give God the Glory! Stand up for Jesus, stand down from pride of life and human goals and accomplishments!

No more judgments and accusing and hurt feelings on any front! Let brotherly and sisterly love abide. LOVE NEVER FAILS! 1 Corinthians 13:8.

Bless the no exceptions camp. Bless the incremental camp. Bless the gays. Bless the straights. Bless the Christians, the Jews, the Muslims, and yes the Atheists, and everyone else not in this limited, pitiful and repentant diatribe. Lord please have mercy on us. We have ALL sinned and fallen short of your grace and glory. We need you!

Bless The Lord oh my soul, and all that is within me (Psalm 103). Brothers and Sisters: Depart from accusing each other. Love each other.

After reading blogs, tweets, texts and so many perspectives regarding the victories among us, the words of this song keep resonating:

“Lately I’ve been winning battles left and right, But even winners can get wounded in the fight. People say that I’m amazing, Strong beyond my years. But they don’t see inside of me I’m hiding all the tears.

“Unafraid because his armour is the best, But even soldiers need a quiet place to rest. People say that I’m amazing, Never face retreat But they don’t see the enemies That lay me at His feet …

“Deep inside this armor, the warrior is a child… (of GOD)

Peter told them, “God shows no favoritism.” Acts 10:34

Friends, I once was pro-choice, pro-abortion. Love won me over, God’s love, not legislation, not condemnation. WE MUST NOT FIGHT EACH OTHER. STOP DEFENDING AGENDAS!

I am crying today that GOD will help us depart from strife and confusion and to be able to do what HE leads each of us to do without second guessing each others’ actions and motives.

“For GOD so loved the world that Abba Creator gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, that whosoever believes on Jesus will not perish but shall have ever lasting life.” John 3:16

Friends, may we find more room in our hearts for God’s love, then share His love generously with others!

GOD in us will see us through.

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What’s in a team?

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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Nothing beats working with a team of prayerful, committed, and hardworking, focused Christians. Let me tell you about two star team players.

First there’s Fr. Frank Pavone whom I admire and respect so much. In the midst of fighting to end abortion in America and around the world he had the presence of mind to ask the judge and medical examiner for the bodies of the 45 babies that were found at Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion facility during the raid so that they can be given proper burials.

Then he held a ceremony at the Priests for Life headquarters to name them because every baby deserves a name.

Also, there’s Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach, who was among the first to suggest praying for Gosnell’s soul when others wanted revenge for what he had done. Bryan launched a Facebook page in order to get people to pray for the soul of Kermit Gosnell. As he says with his first post, “I want to start a revolution of praying for the soul of Kermit Gosnell instead of crying for his death. I want him to find the hope I found in Jesus.”

Prayer can move mountains if we but have faith. In Matthew 17:20, Jesus answers His disciples when they ask Him why they were not able to cast out the demons from a little boy,

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Faith like that is hard to achieve. But praying is something that we can all do and we must if we are to win victory over death.

Please visit Bryan’s new FB page and “Like” it. Pray with us as we pray for the soul of Kermit Gosnell. And pray with us as we pray to end abortion.

In some translations of the Bible it also says in Matthew 17:21, [speaking about the demons] “But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Prayer and fasting is how evil is conquered and it is what we must do.

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Stop And Smell The Roses

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

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The last several days have been absolutely overwhelming. I have to admit that.

And I’ve been talking with colleagues in the natural life and family movement, which includes pro-life, marriage between a man and a woman, good educational choices, stopping the violence in our world, helping people not to be overwhelmed with life, and all of that.

Well, I was meditating and praying and I was having some issues of my own because I’m a mother and a grandmother, and constantly praying for children and grandchildren, wondering how I was going to fund certain projects, and things like that.

And I began to say, “I trust you, Lord. I love you, Lord. I worship you, Lord.” And I said various psalms, inspirational messages, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, all those scriptures coming through my heart, “the Lord is my shepherd.”

I peeked out my window as I was praying and the roses were in full bloom. Now they have probably been in full bloom for several days and I was so busy that I did not have time to stop and smell the roses.

One of my little granddaughters just came in from outside and the roses were blowing in the wind and she ran over to smell them and she went, “mmmmm” and I also wrote in my journal for one of my little goddaughters about the roses. And as all of that was happening I remembered the day before I had peeked out at the roses and then I took another peek and there was a deer out in the yard.

So I want to encourage everyone today to seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the things that we desire will be added to us. Delight ourselves in the Lord and he will give us the desires of our heart.

So pray this weekend for justice in the Gosnell case and pray for the soul of the people who are just lost in the confusion who think it’s okay to kill human beings in the womb. All of that but in the midst of everything you’re doing stop and smell the roses.

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African American Outreach Prayer

Friday, April 5th, 2013

ABBA Father, dear Creator God,

In your Word you command us to pray

For all who serve you in public office,

That we may lead peaceful lives.

We intercede for those in the offices of

President of the United States,

In the Congressional Black Caucus,

And in federal, state, county and local offices.

We ask for a new outpouring of your Spirit,

The Spirit of truth and life,

The Spirit of repentance and conversion,

The Spirit of courage and grace;

Let peace and love abound,

For ourselves and for those holding political offices.

May we be instruments of Your Holy Spirit

And witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In which alone we find hope for our nation and the world.

We ask this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

-Written by Father Frank Pavone and Dr. Alveda King

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