Gun Reform

Articles

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...

April 18, 2018

The Rev. Mike Angell, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in University City, Missouri, speaks at an April 11 ecumenical unity press conference. Photo: Fred Koenig

[Episcopal News Service] As Americans reel from the rising number of mass...

March 7, 2018

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church are meeting in retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX.  On March 7, the House of Bishops unanimously accepted the following statement on gun violence.

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and...

February 28, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal dioceses and other related organizations are recommending resources to help Episcopalians and others respond to violence, especially gun-related violence. Below is a compliation of many of those resources. This list will grow as Episcopal News Service becomes...

February 28, 2018

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has released a video calling for action to make this country safe. “We must make our country safe because all of us are valuable and we are all children of God.”

The Presiding Bishop notes, “We in the United States are in the...

February 15, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal bishops are arranging for services of lamentation at churches around the country in the wake of the shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 students and faculty members dead, and the bishops and other church leaders are calling for political action...

December 10, 2017

Retired Bishop Christopher Epting, former bishop of Iowa (second from left), leads a closing prayer Dec. 10 at the conclusion of a 3.2 mile walk from at the United Church of Christ in Grinnell, Iowa, to the entrance to Brownell’s factory. The Rev. Wendy Abrahamson,...

June 27, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] In recent weeks, our nation again suffered multiple episodes of gun-related violence, and Episcopalians around the country are standing up for safer communities and sensible approaches to reduce gun violence.

We must demand that Congress...

June 21, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe and Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas Bishop Michael Milliken June 20 issued a pastoral directive banning firearms from Episcopal churches in the state, effective Aug. 1, unless they are carried by designated law...

June 16, 2016

As our nation mourns the lives lost in the mass shooting in Orlando last weekend and we remember the lives lost in previous mass shootings, we must mobilize together to call for much-needed gun safety reform. Episcopalians around the country are standing together to oppose hatred in all its...

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