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Concert Across America: raising voices for peace

Concert Across America: raising voices for peace

Bishops United Against Gun Violence is supporting an interfaith initiative to promote the Concert for America on September 25.

Jim Naughton reports via the Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices site:

The 67 members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence understand that lobbying legislators and writing letters to the editor are not everyone’s strong suit. But this fall they are joining an effort that makes it possible for Episcopalians to raise their voices—literally—on behalf of gun violence prevention by doing something that church folks do all the time: sing. …

Congregations can participate in numerous ways ranging from the relatively minimal—including a musical selection dedicated to the theme of peace in that day’s service—to the ambitious—planning a special musical performance with other congregations, including those of different faiths. And whatever activity a congregation plans, organizers are urging them to add their event to a national concert calendar using the “Add Your Concert” tab on Faiths United’s concert website.

An easy way to participate is to add or dedicate one hymn from that Sunday’s worship to the cause of peace and the reduction of gun violence in America. From the Concert website:

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, we will remember the forgotten victims of America’s gun violence epidemic as part of The Concert Across America, a series of live music events of all sizes from coast to coast. Places of worship across the country will be singing for peace to raise the volume on the national effort to save lives from gun violence.

Is your place of worship participating?

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