Congregations around the country will participate in a Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath the weekend of March 15-17. Organized by Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition that the URJ belongs to, the participants in the Sabbath will continue the moral drumbeat for change that the faith community has brought to Washington.
The faith community has been instrumental in the fight for sensible gun laws. As demonstrated by interfaith press conferences, marking both the week and month anniversary of the Newtown shooting, and by Faiths Calling, an interfaith Congressional call-in day to prevent gun violence organized by the RAC, people of faith are demanding change. Despite our strong start, the campaign to prevent gun violence is a marathon, and we must continue to make our voices heard.
Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, more than 2,250 people have been killed with firearms. Every day, more and more Americans fall victim to our inability to address the crisis of gun violence. By participating in the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath, your congregation can ensure that our call continues to be heard in the nation’s capital.
In advance of the Sabbath weekend, the RAC is releasing a congregation resource guide. This guide provides background on gun violence, an action item, text study guides, links to sermonic material, and more!
Be sure to RSVP for the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath!