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The Rev. Ed Bacon Comments on Mass Shooting in Oregon

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first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Subscribe Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img As I prayed this afternoon for the victims of today’s mass shooting in a community college in Oregon and their families, I felt God asking me, “What are you going to do about it?”To be sure we are called to join these beloved families in their grief. We are praying for them now and we will pray for them when we gather for worship Sunday. We will pray for them beyond next week.There is more, however. We are also called to what the Bible calls “righteous indignation” — the kind of anger that leads to long-term action resulting in real change. As President Obama said this afternoon, “Each time we see one of these mass shootings, thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America, next week or a couple of months from now.”No doubt the shooter had a mental illness but, as our President said, America is not the only nation that has people with mental illness. “We are the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months … the one advanced nation on Earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings.”What am I going to do about this? I am going to do everything possible to make All Saints Church and its friends a “faith in action community” where we address not just ‘why’ these tragedies occur, but ‘how.’ Strict gun policies can and will reduce such tragedies – along with the daily prevalence of gun violence in our communities across the nation. We cannot be numb and paralyzed. We must tirelessly work to have federal gun laws to reduce gun deaths and eliminate mass shootings while we boldly proclaim that real religion cares about the world — and that means bold, long-haul, non-partisan political action. And so we will both pray and politick for nonviolence and sensible gun laws throughout our land.Lord have mercy upon us.The Rev. Ed Bacon has been rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena, for 20 years.For more information contact Keith Holeman, Director of Communications for All Saints Church, Pasadena, at (626) 583-2739 or [email protected] Faith & Religion News The Rev. Ed Bacon Comments on Mass Shooting in Oregon From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 5:20 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Food Gifts

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first_imgMaking sure food gifts are handled properly can mean that illness is avoided this holiday season. For more information on holiday food safety, contact your University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or visit extension.uga.edu. Gifts of food to friends and family are common during the holidays.To help both the gift-giver and the gift-getter keep these foods safe: The gift-giver should check with the company he/she plans to order from to see if a perishable food that needs refrigeration to stay safe will be shipped with a cold source and will be packed in a way to ensure it stays cold or frozen. The gift-giver should also check on delivery. Ideally, perishable food should be delivered as quickly as possible, preferably overnight. Check to see if perishable items will be clearly labeled “Keep Refrigerated” on the package, so that the recipient knows to open and refrigerate it immediately. The gift-giver should check with the gift recipient to be sure they will be at home for delivery before the order is placed. Let the recipient know a gift is on its way. Check items received as gifts that are marked “Keep Refrigerated” to be sure they are frozen, partially frozen with ice crystals remaining or are at least refrigerator cold. Items should be 40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder when they arrive. If perishable food arrives warm or above 40 F as measured with a food thermometer, notify the company. Do not taste or eat the food. last_img read more

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