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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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.

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March for Our Lives

On March 24, 2018, 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.

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