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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 […]

August 5, 2019 | by Bishops United Against Gun Violence

From Bishops United Against Gun Violence August 4, 2019 Following the murder of thirteen precious children of God in Thousand Oaks, California in November 2018, Bishops United Against Gun Violence offered a litany in the wake of a mass shooting to commemorate the dead, to comfort their loved ones, and to honor survivors and first responders. […]

October 29, 2018 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

God weeps when his children destroy each other. Sibling rivalry has been with us since Cain and Abel, and we will have no peace until we learn that we are loved beyond imagining – as are all God’s people. The tree of life is an ancient image of interconnection. The members of this suffering Pittsburgh synagogue […]

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 […]

October 2, 2017 | by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Prayers are ascending for all in the midst of this carnage at Mandalay Bay.  When, oh when, will we begin to limit the availability of weapons of mass destruction and death?  May the souls of all the departed rest in peace, may the injured find healing, may all the responders find courage and strength, and […]

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 […]