On October 16-17, 2021 the Soul Box Project opened an exhibit titled “This Loss We Carry” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., providing a dramatic visual representation honoring the lives torn apart by gun violence.

The Soul Box Project is a non-profit organization which collects and exhibits thousands of hand-folded origami boxes to raise awareness of the U.S. gunfire epidemic. This visually stunning call-to-action influences the decisions of individuals and policymakers unlike any other gun violence prevention organization.

Visitors can examine 800 linear feet of Soul Boxes under an open pavilion spanning the width of the Mall. (Pictured, above) These 36,000 Soul Boxes will represent the number of U.S. gunfire deaths in just one year. Visitors will be able to get up close to view these memorials personalized with names, messages and compelling artwork. Learn more by clicking here.

As Franciscans called to peaceful coexistance with our brothers and sisters in the Creator, we must continue to advocate for common sense gun violence prevention legislation. Learn more here.

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