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Statement on the Atlanta Spa Shootings

Bishops United Against Gun Violence Statement on the Atlanta Spa Shootings March 18, 2021 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… Read more »

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.  Dear President Biden and Vice… Read more »

Uniting Against the Epidemics of Racism and Gun Violence: A Webinar with Bishops United Against Gun Violence

Join Bishops United Against Gun Violence on Monday, October 19 at 1 p.m. Eastern for an online conversation with key gun violence prevention partners. Together we’ll explore how the intersection of racism, gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic informs our Christian obligation to vote faithfully. Panelists include: Greg Jackson of the Community Justice Action Fund… Read more »

Witnessing to the God of Life: A Letter to the Episcopal Church

Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church, In Revelation 21:4, we learn that in the new heaven, God will wipe every tear from our eyes. In her novel “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson tells us that “it takes nothing from the loveliness of the verse to say that is exactly what will be required.” Today God’s… Read more »

Bishops United Statement on Milwaukee Shooting

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 100 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, released the following statement on the shootings on Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Two years ago on Ash Wednesday, unthinkable news from Parkland, Florida, punctuated our Lenten prayers and forced us once again… Read more »

Bishops United Repudiates Christian Nationalism, Systemic Racism

White supremacy and gun violence coming to define our era, say Episcopal Church bishops AUGUST 6, 2019—Since last weekend, three young white men—all American citizens, all in legal possession of assault rifles—have murdered more than 30 people in cold blood. Most of the precious children of God who are dead and injured are people of… Read more »

Bishops United Calls for Gun Violence Advocacy, Eradication of Anti-Semitism

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and will save those whose spirits is crushed.” Psalm 34:18: Yesterday, faithful Jewish worshippers gathered at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh for a service to celebrate the joy of the Sabbath and to welcome a new child into the community. While they prayed, a man… Read more »