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No guns in God’s house?

Via Facebook:

The group Episcopalians Against Gun Violence asks whether local dioceses have restrictions in place banning guns in churches. If not, what guidelines have they issued regarding the possession of guns in church?

Beyond churches, if dioceses have policies against guns on church property, that would affect schools, and even places of residence such as rectories.

Does your diocese ban guns in church, or on church property? If not, what restrictions or guidelines are in place? Do you agree with

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Trinity Wall Street, Walmart, and the gun debate

Trinity Wall Street is heading to court over its shareholder proposal to require Walmart to examine more closely its decisions about gun sales.

The Atlantic and Forbes are both reporting on the church’s shareholder proposal first submitted to Walmart in December 2013 for inclusion in its 2014 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The proposed resolution follows:

Stockholders request that the Board amend the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee charter (or add an equivalent provision to another Board committee charter) as follows:
”27. Providing oversight concerning […]

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Run, hide or fight.

The federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman.

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