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Faith groups seizing moment to fight gun violence

Daniel Schultz has an excellent round-up of the faith-based efforts to reduce gun violence on the website of Christian Century. It includes both Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, whose leader, Vinny DeMarco, recently spoke to the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and CROSSwalk, an initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

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Hall: We are in this gun violence work for the long haul

We need to work together to lessen the occurrence of gun deaths not because people are evil but because we’re neither as smart nor invulnerable as we like to think ourselves. We need each other to make our way through life. That’s what society, that’s what the church, is all about.

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Bishop Budde, Dean Hall featured in gun law reform PSA

As Catholic leaders gather in Rome to select a new pope and as the Senate Judiciary Committee resumes its markup of gun bills, leaders of diverse faiths in the U.S. are taking action today to demand that Congress pass common-sense gun law reforms to prevent the gun violence that claims the lives of 33 Americans every day.

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Bishops begin to consider their response to gun violence

Bishop Ahrens spoke powerfully of her experience as a pastor and church leader in the days following the tragic shootings in Newtown. “There’s no one to impress when your heart is broken,” she said. “The cross reveals violence and speaks forgiveness offering new life. The love revealed in the life and witness of Jesus speaks to a peace.”

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