Gun Violence

Gun Violence


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...

November 8, 2018

[Bishops United Against Gun Violence] In response to the mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, Bishops United Against Gun Violence today released “Litany in the Wake of a Mass Shooting”  to commemorate the dead, comfort their loved ones, and honor survivors and...

October 29, 2018

A woman reacts at a makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue following the Oct. 27 shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians churchwide are adding their voices to an interreligious outpouring of...

October 28, 2018

The post Presiding Bishop’s statement on the tragedy at Tree of Life synagogue appeared first on Episcopal News Service.

July 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Much happens each day during General Convention. To complement Episcopal News Service’s primary coverage, we have collected some additional news items from July 13.

Bishops express gratitude to witnesses against gun violence

The House of...

July 8, 2018

Philip Schentrup speaks to those attending the public witness against gun violence on July 6. His daughter, Carmen, was among those killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Evelyn Schentrup watches. The family are members of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal...

July 7, 2018

Philip Schentrup stands with his family as he addresses the House of Bishops about gun violence. Photo: Mike Patterson/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Philip and April Schentrup, Episcopalians whose daughter Carmen was one of 17...

May 17, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Ten people – nine students, one teacher – are dead following a May 18 shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, 40 miles south of Houston.

“Prayers are offered for the students, families and faculty who have been impacted by this act of violence,” said Bishop...

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 22, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians and Episcopal leaders from across the U.S. will be in Washington, D.C., to participate in March for Our Lives on March 24, while others plan to attend corresponding local rallies.

The youth-driven movement behind March for Our Lives was sparked by...


Bulletin Inserts

The following Litany for Gun Violence Prevention is written by the Rt. Rev. Stephen T.