Places of worship across the country are joining the Faiths United Sabbath Weekend to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of 50 national denominations and faith-based organizations, to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, and to continue the discussion on how communities of faith can work together to help reduce gun violence. The weekend will include events from coast to coast, including a centerpiece kickoff event at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on the evening of Thursday, March 13.
In 2013, in just three weeks, hundreds of events were held on short notice. This year, with early mobilization we hope to turn hundreds into thousands. Participation is as simple as including a prayer, hymn or moment of silence or can be as complex as dedicating your service or holding a vigil. Click here to pledge your participation and find a wealth of resources and event ideas.
To research more on this topic, we invite you to the FAN Website to read a letter sent to Congress prepared by Faiths United and signed by FAN as well as “2013 Scorecard Why Gun Laws Matter” prepared by the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Campaign. Both of these give you more information about the current state of gun laws as well as answering the question, “Will sensible gun legislation work?”