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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Doing Our Part: How Episcopalians Can Respond to Gun Violence in Our Communities and States

On Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern on Zoom, join Bishops United Against Gun Violence to learn about what we can do in our states to limit the damage of the recent Supreme Court ruling on conceal carry laws; realize the promise of the proposed new federal gun safety law; and respond when gun... Read more »

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A Death-Dealing Decision

We lament the U. S. Supreme Court ‘s death-dealing ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The news provides us with constant reminders of how easy it is to buy a lethal weapon, carry it into a place of worship and open fire.

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“The Way of the Cross: Ending Gun Violence in Massachusetts” Premieres on Palm Sunday

“The Way of the Cross: Ending Gun Violence in Massachusetts” will premiere on Palm Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. on the YouTube channels of the Diocese of Massachusetts and the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, and then be available for devotional use by individuals and groups, at home or church.

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Statement on the Atlanta Spa Shootings

On Tuesday, another white man who should not have had a gun shot and killed seven women and one man at massage spas in the Atlanta area. Six of his victims, all women, were of Asian descent. The gunman had been a patron of at least two of the spas where the massacre took place;... Read more »

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A Letter from Bishops United to President Biden and Vice President Harris

On February 22, Bishops United Against Gun Violence sent the following letter to President Biden and Vice President Harris, offering thanks for their support of sensible gun reforms and pledging to support their leadership on this issue. A copy of this letter was also sent to all members of Congress.

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