Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath
More than 150 religious congregations across the country are participating in the national “Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath”, Sunday, March 17th, when family members will display photos of loved ones lost to gun violence, and congregants will take action to advocate for a targeted urban gun violence reduction plan as part of any new effort to reduce gun crimes.
Resources for preaching and teaching:
Bulletin insert. This downloadable flyer is designed for use with church bulletins and contains ideas for discussion, worship planning, and taking action. PDF file, 2 pages, 2.9 MB.
Announcement template. Word Doc, 1 page, 70 kb
Various resources on gun violence prevention for faith communities from Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based organization working with religious communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and DC.
Religion and gun violence resources from the Washington Theological Consortium.
Sample sermons, prayers and scripture readings from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
More than 150 congregations across the nation will be hosting Gun Violence Sabbath events; they include:
First Corinthian Baptist Church, Harlem, New York City
Riverside Church, New York City
Higher Ground Church of God in Christ, Camden, NJ
Harold O. Davis Memorial Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
Mother Bethel AME Church, Philadelphia, PA
Second Ebenezer Baptist Church, Detroit, MI
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA
Household of Faith Church, New Orleans, LA
City of Refuge Church, Los Angeles
Hollywood Seventh Day Adventist, Los Angeles
True Vine Ministries, Oakland, CA
Imani Community Church, Oakland, CA
Shorter AME Church, Denver, CO
Center of Praise Church, Sacramento, CA
St. Stephens Cathedral Church of God in Christ, San Diego, CA