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August 8, 2019 | by Susan Brown Snook

Since last weekend, three episodes of gun violence in our country have ended the lives of beloved children of God. I grieve with those who suffer and feel deep frustration at the ever-increasing toll of death and injury by gun violence. In the case of the shooting in El Paso, I condemn in the strongest […]

April 3, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Our national and local conversations are being redirected by the leadership of schoolchildren.  Some among us may recognize this as a sign of the Reign of God in Isaiah’s prophecy (Isa 11:6): The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling […]

October 4, 2017 | by Hannah Wilder

October 2, 2017 – We share in the grief and horror of people across our country and, indeed, around the world in the wake of last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. We have spoken with our Bishops United Against Gun Violence colleague and brother in Christ, Bishop Dan Edwards of the Episcopal Diocese of […]

August 1, 2017 | by Carl Chinn

In 2016, violent deaths were more frequent at faith-based organizations than at schools, and in comparing 2016 to the most recent 10 years, it was the second in the number of violent crimes with deadly potential (with 246 deadly force incidents, following 2015 at 248). Year after year, domestic abuse spillover-when a fight at home […]

August 2, 2016 | by Jim Mathes

Beloved, Let us hold in our prayers today, and in the days ahead, Jonathan DeGuzman and Wade Irwin, two police officers shot in San Diego last night. Officer DeGuzman has died and Officer Irwin is recovering from surgery. Pray for their families. We should also remember the impact that this moment has on the whole […]

June 14, 2016 | by Jim Mathes

Once again senseless gun violence has claimed the lives of innocent people and tragically affected the lives of countless more. My heart breaks for the victims of this horrifying act of violence. When the victims are part of a community that has been historically oppressed, this kind of violence can send shock waves through the […]