Youths Change Weapons for Bibles in the Dominican Republic
During the first month of the Bible Society of the Dominican Republic campaign, 1,3 thousand weapons were collected, most of them knives, in exchange for Bibles.
Santo Domingo, Saturday, December 21, 2013
The "Bibles for Weapons, for a Society without Violence," campaign of the Bible Society in partnership with the National Police, seeks to reach out to the youths with the goal of reducing the levels of criminality in the country.
The National Police presented to the press the weapons collected during the first month of the campaign. "When a youth says that he or she will not carry a weapon and prefers a Bible, that is transformation, a blessing for our country," said Pastor Braulio Portes of the National Council of Christianization.
According to United Nations statistics, the Dominican Republic has an index of 25 homicides per 100 thousand inhabitants.
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