Public Witness at General Convention

Bishops United Against Gun Violence sponsored a prayerful public witness event during the church’s 79th General Convention.

March for Our Lives

On March 24, members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence took to the streets of Washington D.C. and cities and towns across the country. The March for Our Lives events were led by young people demanding that their lives and safety become a priority, and for an end to gun violence. View photos and learn more.

We have a moral obligation to address gun violence.

Bishops Against Gun Violence urges our cities, states and nation to adapt policies and pass legislation that will reduce the number of Americans killed and wounded by gunfire.

Making public witness

Bishops United Against Gun Violence led a prayerful procession called “Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence.”

Bishops United Urges Assault Weapons Ban, Prayers of Lamentation

Read the call to action from Bishops United Against Gun Violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Praying for an end to gun violence

These liturgical resources will help you pray to remember, pray to lament, pray to mourn and pray for peace.

Bishops United Against Gun Violence calls church to pray, elected leaders to act

Read the statement from Bishops United Against Gun Violence following the Sutherland Springs shooting.

Unholy Trinity: the Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence

A conference facilitated by Bishops United Against Gun Violence

Our Bishops

We currently have the support of 80 Episcopal bishops. Check out who’s with us.

About Us

See what our bishops are saying and doing to address gun violence in America.


Liturgical Resources

Liturgy, prayers and event ideas.

“We will no longer be silent while violence permeates our world, our society, our Church, our homes and ourselves. Our faith calls us to be ministers of reconciliation, to give voice to the voiceless and to strive for justice in the name of our Lord.” 

Bishops Ian T. Douglas, James E. Curry and Laura J. Ahrens of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut