Gun Violence

Gun Violence


February 16, 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...

January 31, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Deborah Danner didn’t have to die.

In October 2016, the Episcopalian had a psychotic episode at her Bronx, New York, apartment. It wasn’t the first time that police responded to a disturbance complaint about Danner, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia...

January 24, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Quebec City’s Anglican community will be one of six spiritual groups gathering to offer reflective song and prayer to the public Jan. 28, at a commemoration of the mass shooting at the city’s Grand Mosque a year ago. Meanwhile, Anglicans in the city have been...

December 15, 2017

Tain Scott wears pictures on his vest of his godbrother, Ben, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary when a gunman blasted his way into the building. Tain’s mother, Sophfronia Scott, printed two photos of Tain and Ben playing in a pile of leaves in her yard after Tain...

December 11, 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,...

November 6, 2017

Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a group of more than 70 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, released the following statement on the shootings on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas:

In the wake of the heartbreaking shooting at...

November 6, 2017


[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “I offer this prayer for those who have died, for those who are suffering, for those who are still healing from physical wounds, and the emotional, spiritual and mental scar,” Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry stated following the Nov. 5...

October 5, 2017

[Episcopal Church in Colorado]

“If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it.” -Richard Rohr

On Oct. 3, the solitary great bell of Saint John’s Cathedral tolled 59 times — once for each of the individuals killed this week in the tragic mass...

October 5, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, bishop of Atlanta issued the following statement:

Brothers and Sisters.

In the aftermath of the horror of Las Vegas, I ask you to remember and pray for the souls of those who have died, including Mr. Paddock. I...

October 3, 2017

[Episcopal Peace Fellowship]  Oct. 4 will be a National Day of Action to send #LoveToLasVegas when Donald Trump is expected to visit. The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history deserves a strong unified response from those of us working to reduce gun violence in our country.




December 25, 2016

For churches across the country, the month of December is devoted to preparation—not only the ki

December 25, 2016

For churches across the country, the month of December is devoted to preparation—not only the ki

Bulletin Inserts

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