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‘Guns-For-Bibles’ Program Recovers 1,300 Weapons in Dominican Republic

More than 1,300 guns and knives have been recovered in violence-plagued neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic during a month-long “guns-for-Bibles” campaign. The initiative was led by local authorities and church leaders, who were seeking to find a way to combat a crime epidemic in areas like Santo Domingo, which had become so bad, military soldiers were patrolling the streets. A local pastor who helped organize the program told the Spanish news site AconrecerCristiano.com, “When they say they won’t continue with that knife, and prefer a Bible instead, that is transformation and a blessing for our country” …

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