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. Since Carmen’s death, both April and Phil have spoken out publicly against gun violence, as well as pushed hard for solutions that bring our country together. Phil and April believe that the Church must advocate against gun violence and promote public safety so that our nation can live together in peace.

Abigail Zimmerman
Abigail Zimmerman has lived in Texas since 2011. She will enter the 9th grade in August. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, swimming, and hiking. She co-led a school walkout in March to remember the victims of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and spoke at her city’s March for Our Lives event. Abigail is a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, where she acolytes and is active in the youth group.