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Chicago’s Gun Violence – The poorest parts of Chicago have become deadly war zones, armed gangs enabling nearly 500 shootings so far this year. But in the first of two reports Judy Valente discovers church leaders, teachers and judges doing all they can to control the gun violence that has prompted Catholic Archbishop Blase Cupich to say to children, “The adult world has failed you.”
John Danforth on Religion and Politics – American politics have become so partisan many say the system is broken. Former U.S. Senator John Danforth of Missouri has a book out called The Relevance of Religion, in which he offers some hope. Danforth is not only a former Senator but an ordained Episcopal priest and a former ambassador to the UN. From that perspective he told Lucky Severson what America needs are politicians who can work together, make compromises and remember that God is not political and we are not the centers of the universe.