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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Take our Election Day Pledge

We pledge to refrain from using firearms of any kind at or near polling places, at or near boards of election or drop boxes, on Election Day, at gatherings that may occur—in our homes, in places of business, or in our streets—while votes are being counted, or after results are announced. Take our Election Day... Read more »

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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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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.