Responding constructively to the Christchurch shooting

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Responding constructively to the Christchurch shooting

by Michael Grose
Last Friday’s shooting of innocent people in two Christchurch mosques is an event that has shaken people to the core worldwide. While we’d like to protect our children from such events, in reality it’s impossible, as the news coverage is …
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Responding constructively to the Christchurch shooting
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