Category Archives: Guns

An invitation to action to combat gun violence

The first anniversary of the attack on Mother Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, South Carolina, USA).  The massacre at the Pulse Nightclub (Orlando, Florida, USA). Newtown.  San Bernardino.  Virginia Tech.  Fort Hood.  It’s not just about the list of mass shootings being too long. There should be no list.  The Global Justice Institute and Metropolitan Community Churches

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Join Faith Leaders for a Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

The Global Justice Institute and Metropolitan Community Churches are committed to cultivating a world in which peace can thrive. One of the first steps in creating peaceful places to stand against violence, gun violence in particular.  We invite you, yourcongregation, and your faith partners to join the International Action on Small Arms (IANSA).  Held annually, this week of

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Public Policy Team Decries Massacre and Calls for Preaching, Practicing, and Praying for An End to Racially-Inspired Violence

On Wednesday, June 17th, the world drew a collective gasp of horror once again, as yet another senseless act of gun violence claimed 9 innocent, caring, faithful lives at an historic Black Church, Emanuel AME, in Charleston, South Carolina. While studying the Bible together, a young man, apparently well-schooled in racially inspired hatred and animosity,

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National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath

A diverse coalition of faith groups has come together to oppose gun violence in the U.S.  Faiths United, which MCC and the Global Justice Institute have endorsed, is inviting congregations, houses of worship, and people of faith to participate in the annual Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend (Thursday – Sunday, December 11-14, 2014).  The timing

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