We have a moral obligation to address gun violence

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a network of nearly 100 Episcopal Church bishops, urges our cities, states and nation to adopt policies and pass legislation that will reduce the number of people in the United States killed and wounded by gunfire.

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Witnessing to the God of Life: A Letter from Bishops United

On July 22, Bishops United Against Gun Violence issued a letter calling Episcopalians to resist the pandemic gun violence surge by voting for candidates of both parties who support sensible gun reforms and by ensuring access to voting. “As Christians, we know that Jesus tells us not to be afraid,” the letter reads.

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Statement on Milwaukee Shooting

Two years ago on Ash Wednesday, unthinkable news from Parkland, Florida, punctuated our Lenten prayers and forced us once again to repent of our nation’s sinful refusal to end the epidemic of gun violence. Yesterday, on another Ash Wednesday, that epidemic claimed six lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Again this year, our Lenten journey must begin... Read more »

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Bishops United repudiates Christian nationalism, systemic racism

As Christians, we must work actively to dismantle the systemic racism that is part of our country’s founding narrative and that continues to fuel mass shootings and urban gun violence today.

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Ending gun violence and anti-Semitism

We call on our dioceses, churches, and all people of goodwill to decry and work to eradicate racist hatred, white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and vilification of the “other” that perpetuates violence.

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Public Witness at General Convention

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