Gun Violence

Gun Violence

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September 4, 2019

The list of victims’ names on the altar at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lenox, Massachusetts. Photo: Michael Tuck

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Gun violence, mass shootings and gun control are back in the news in the aftermath...

August 6, 2019

Episcopal Bishop Mariann Budde of Washington, D.C. speaks to a crowd protesting outside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington on Aug. 6.. Photo: Jack Jenkins/Religion News Service

[Religion News Service] A group of clergy...

August 6, 2019

[Bishops United Against Gun Violence] 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 color.

When gun...

August 5, 2019

Mourners take part in a vigil Aug. 3 at El Paso High School after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal bishops are speaking out in the aftermath of back-to-back mass...

July 25, 2019

Guns for sale are seen inside of a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in February 2018. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church has begun investing in gun manufacturers as part of a policy...

April 9, 2019

Students arrive for class March 14, 2018, at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, before participating in a National School Walkout to honor the 17 students and staff members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

March 15, 2019

By: The Office of Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations is tasked with representing official Episcopal Church policies voted on and passed by General Convention or Executive Council, the legislative and governing bodies of the Church. Below is a list of policies related to gun safety and gun reform, with links to the...

February 28, 2019

Jack Cobb of the Office of Government Relations leads a group of bishops that include retired Connecticut Bishop Suffragan Jim Curry, Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, Central New York Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe and Washington Assisting Bishop...

February 20, 2019

[Episcopal News Service] There are several reasons a group of Episcopal bishops is preparing to descend on the nation’s capital next week, but their motivation to travel is rooted in one democratic principle.

“In our legislative process, showing up really does matter,” Connecticut Bishop...

December 14, 2018

Episcopalians join a interfaith group of demonstrators outside a Smith & Wesson facility in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 14. Photo: Victoria Ix/Diocese of Western Massachusetts

[Episcopal News Service] Shareholder advocacy is nothing new for the...

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