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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 »

Public Witness at GC79

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of nearly 100 Episcopal bishops, sponsored a prayerful public witness event at Austin’s Brush Square Park during the church’s 79th General Convention. Speakers included: Philip and April Schentrup Phil and April Schentrup’s daughter, Carmen, was killed in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas on Ash Wednesday of 2018…. Read more »

Episcopalians Plan to Participate in March for Our Lives Events

On Saturday, March 24, kids and families will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and for an end to gun violence and mass shootings in schools today. March for our Lives will take place in Washington DC, as well as in communities across the country. Below is a list (alphabetically by… Read more »