IN THE NEWS A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

An end to gang violence and intimidation

LAST FALL, Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old Chicago honor student, was beaten to death on his way home from school. The consensus seems to be that he was an innocent who walked into the middle of a gang fight. Derrion's demise is a tragic example of a growing trend toward teen violence worldwide.

In Great Britain a Warrington man was beaten to death by a gang of young drunks when he objected to their damaging a vehicle outside his home. This is one example of why there are concerns about a social breakdown taking place, as those involved in violence get younger and the violence appears to worsen.

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