Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence
Photo: John Craigle
Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 60 Episcopal bishops, sponsored a prayerful procession through the streets of Salt Lake City during the church’s General Convention. The gathering was intended to urge people of faith to seek common ground in efforts to curtail gun violence.
The event, called Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence, took place on Sunday, June 28. Over 1,500 participants gathered outside the Salt Palace Convention Center for opening prayers, processed to nearby Pioneer Park for further prayer and testimony, and then returned to the Salt Palace for concluding liturgy. Later that evening, a group gathered to talk about next steps: how to build on the witness and momentum of the morning, and bring it back to our congregations, communities and dioceses.
Video from House of Deputies News
Video from the Episcopal Diocese of Utah
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